OREGON'S TRAVEL INFORMATION COUNCIL

THE WORK OF THE COUNCIL IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A TRAVEL INFORMATION SYSTEM IS DESCRIBED. A SYSTEM OF LOGO BOARDS (WHICH FOLLOW FEDERAL STANDARD) HAVE BEEN INTRODUCED TO REPLACE BULLBOARDS. PROBLEMS HAVE BEEN ENCOUNTERED IN CONFORMING TO THE SPACE LIMITATIONS OF THE FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION'S REGULATIONS. SIGN PLAZAS WILL BE ERECTED IN REST AREAS AND MODERN ELECTRONIC DEVICES WILL CONTRIBUTE THEIR DEVELOPMENT. FREE RESERVATION AREAS ARE BEING IMPLEMENTED ANY ANY PERSON MAY MAKE A RESERVATION FOR A CAMP. ANOTHER CONCEPT DEVELOPED IN OREGON IS THAT OF THE TRUCK PARK. A DESIGNER HAS BEEN RETAINED TO PREPARE A GRAPHIC PRESENTATION OF THE INFORMATIN TO BE PROVIDED FOR TRUCK DRIVERS. A PROVISION IN THE TRAVEL INFORMATION ACT REQUIRED THAT HIGH-RISE SIGNS BE BROUGHT DOWN TO A 45-FOOT MAXIMUM. THE LAW ALSO REQUIRES STATE-WIDE ZONING FOR ON-PREMISE SIGNS. THIS WAS BROUTH ABOUT AT THE INITIATIVE OF THE ELECTRICAL SIGN MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY. IT IS HOPED TO DEVELOP, IN COOPERATION WITH RADIO BROADCASTERS, A SYSTEM OF INFORMATION DISSEMINATION. TELEPHONE FACILITIES ARE PLANNED EVERY TWO MILES ON THE ROADWAYS AND A COOPERATIVE EFFORT BETWEEN THE TELEPHONE COMPANY, THE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT AND THE INFORMATION COUNCIL, WILL DEVELOP A STATE-WIDE COMMUNICATION AND AID SYSTEM. THE INFORMATION COUNCIL WILL ENTER INTO COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS WITH VARIOUS CITIES WHICH WILL ESTABLISH SIGN PLAZAS AND PROVIDE INFORMATION OUTSIDE CITY-LIMITS.

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  • Accession Number: 00205278
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 15 1976 12:00AM