Cascades West Area Commission on Transportation

The Cascades West Area Commission on Transportation (CWACT) provides a forum for local governments to collaborate on local, regional, and State transportation issues in the Benton, Lincoln, and Linn County Region. The CWACT is chartered by the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) and provides input, advice, and recommendations to the OTC and the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) on State transportation plans and policies.

The CWACT typically meets from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on the last Thursday of every other month at OCWCOG's building: 1400 Queen Avenue SE, Albany, OR 97322. Meeting agenda packets are available below approximately one week in advance of each meeting.

Among other work items, the CWACT solicits public input on transportation needs and provides recommendations to ODOT and the OTC on project priorities for the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

CWACT Membership: Each of the following entities nominates one representative and one alternate as voting members of the CWACT. Representatives must be elected officials; alternates need not be elected officials. Membership is confirmed annually by the OCWCOG Board of Directors.

  • All incorporated Cities in the Cascades West Region
  • Benton, Lincoln, and Linn Counties
  • All port districts in the Cascades West Region
  • All recognized Indian tribes in the Cascades West Region

The Board of Commissioners from each County nominates two private sector members representing business and other transportation interest to be voting members of the CWACT.

The current CWACT Chair is Benton County Commissioner Pat Malone.

  • Please click HERE for the CWACT Full Commission Membership Roster.
  • Please click HERE for the 2022 CWACT Full Commission Meeting Calendar.

Full Commission Meeting Agendas and Minutes

          Meeting Details:
          Thursday, August 25, 2022
          5:00 - 7:00 pm 
          Via Microsoft Teams by clicking HERE
          Meeting ID:
          239 093 079 173
          Passcode: 3hVx7j
          Mobile 1 Click Number

If you wish to attend as a member of the public, you can call or video in. If you require additional accommodation with Microsoft Teams, please contact

Stakeholders and members of the public are welcome to attend any CWACT meetings to provide public comments or just listen in. 

Contact Us

Steph Nappa


Out of an abundance of caution, CWACT will not be holding in person meetings until further notice. Meetings will be held via Microsoft Teams, and open to the public.

CWACT Footprint

The map below shows the CWACT Region, which includes Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties.