Rail-to-trail project gets $1.4M

Rail-to-trail project gets $1.4M

A small coalition in Yamhill County and Washington County won $1.4 million for a new trail between McMinnville and Scoggins Valley Road.

Announced last week, the Transportation Alternatives Program grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation was the second largest among the 11 awarded to proposals selected from an initial field of 155 applicants.

And — perhaps a bit surprisingly to Gaston’s 650 residents — it was the second time in a week that a government agency invested $1 million-plus on a project that will affect the city, with the first being Metro’s $1.2 million purchase on March 15 of wildlife habitat in the hills east of town.

Read more at The Portland Tribune.