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  • Now Hiring: Rest Area Specialist Sunset Springs (30 miles outside of Seaside)

    TIC is now hiring a Rest Area Specialist for a Part-Time (.6 FTE) Limited Duration position. This position is available at our Sunset Springs rest area location. Sunset Springs is located on Highway 26 31 miles from Seaside. For more information about the position please see the linked job announcement below.
    Part-Time LD Rest Area Specialist Job Announcement
    HOW TO APPLY :
    In an attachment by email to hr@oregonte.com, submit both a resume …

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  • Call for nominees – 2019 Maynard Drawson Award

    Committee seeks Oregon notable tree advocate

    Oregon Travel Information Council (TIC) and the Oregon Heritage Tree Committee are seeking nominations for the annual Maynard Drawson Memorial Award. (The award nomination form is located below in the “Submit your nominations” section of this article.)The annual award will honor an individual (or group) who has championed Oregon’s trees with the same fervor and success as Maynard Charles Drawson (1925 – 2012).
    2015 Winner Brian …

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  • Now Hiring: Fill-In Rest Area Technicians – $18.00 per hour

    TIC is Hiring Rest Area Technicians at locations statewide: Near Chemult (Beaver Marsh),  Madras/Maupin (Cow Canyon), Eugene (Oak Grove & Cabin Creek), and Seaside (Sunset).
    Rest Area Technicians are temporary/on-call employees who are not scheduled to work regular hours, but are available to perform fill-in work as needed; rest areas are staffed every day of the year, and temporary employees are frequently scheduled to work weekends and holidays. While technicians are …

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  • GeerCrest Orchard Dedicated as Oregon Heritage Trees Hawthorne Apple

    On Friday, October 19, 2018, the Oregon Heritage Tree Program dedicated the GeerCrest Orchard as new Oregon Heritage Trees in Salem.
    The year 1837 saw the beginnings of mass immigration to the Willamette Valley from the Eastern United States. The Willamette Valley, described to Americans in the East as an “Eden of the West,” had been shaped by millennia of active land management by a diverse native population including the Kalapuyan, …

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Oregon Travel Information Council

The Travel Information Council is responsible for governing our agency. The Council is composed of eight volunteers appointed by the Governor and one member of the Oregon Transportation Commission. At least one appointee must reside in each of Oregon’s five congressional districts. The Council meets quarterly to fulfill its mission of creating a great visitor experience by providing directions to destinations, connecting travelers with Oregon’s resources, and ensuring safe and convenient travel. Meet the Council members.

Council meetings and minutes

Find out when our governing council will meet next or review minutes from the last meeting.

Grove of the States Sponsorship Packet

If you would like to be one of the first businesses included on new signs that will honor the Grove of the States, now is your chance. Oregon Travel Information Council is offering several sponsorship levels to help fund French Prairie Rest Area’s “Grove of the States Restoration Project.” Your business name will be seen by over two million travelers who stop at the rest area when the project is completed in August 2017. Learn more about how you can help sustain this unique public space.

Community Heritage Tree Program directory

pdxOur online heritage tree directory provides information about various city and county notable tree programs across the state. The directory is a great resource if you’re planning a weekend sightseeing trip or local walking tour, or if you wish to nominate a tree that has not met the statewide program criteria.

 

Heritage Program Brochure 2017

The Oregon Heritage Tree and Historical Programs have updated their most popular and widely distributed biennial publication: the “Guide to Oregon Historical Markers & Heritage Trees” map brochure. This full color 20-page, glovebox size brochure lists all Heritage Tree and Historical and Regional Marker sites (up to 2017) across Oregon. If you would like copies of this free publication, please contact Jessica Carbone at 800-574-9397, or request by email.

TIC’s skilled team is ready to serve you

kurt_valdezAll of us at TIC are committed to making your Oregon highway experience a great one. From the men and women ensuring your safety at our rest areas to the people helping you navigate a highway logo sign application, TIC employees agree that customers come first. It’s a big road out there and we’re here to help. If you would like to learn more about us, our bios are posted on the TIC staff page.

Program Quick Links

Pay your permit fees online

VISA_combo_graphicOTIC offers an easy and secure online payment option for your sign and kiosk permit fees. Simply connect to the OTIC US Bancorp payment site. You'll see the OTIC logo on the banner at the top. A convenience fee with be charged for this transaction and is non-refundable. To provide this service to you as a State agency we use a specialized service fee model where this convenience fee is collected directly by the credit card processing company to process the payment. If this payment is for a charitable contribution, the convenience fee is not tax-deductible. Contact us if you need help with this option by email, or by telephone at 503-373-0086.

Oregon Travel Experience Tourist Oriented DirectionalHighway Business Signs: A cost effective tool for local businesses to gain exposure along busy highways. Blue logo signs direct motorists to essential services and nearby attractions.

Rest Areas: Oregon Travel Information Council supervises 29 rest areas at 17 locations around the state. Stop and rest, walk the dog and let the kids jump and run. See where Oregon Travel Information Council’s rest areas are located and why we take your safety seriously.

coffeeFree Coffee Program: The Highway Safety Rest Area Free Coffee Program helps save lives by decreasing driver fatigue. This program is permitted by OTIC and run by volunteer non-profit groups. For immediate information about this program, telephone 503-373-0155.

 Permit Programs: Oregon Travel Information Council connects you with the latest traveler information. Both businesses and motorists benefit from exposure in our travel information centers. If you want fast information about panels or brochure placement, telephone 503-373-0090.

The "Mother Oak," part of the Ellmaker Heritage Grove honored in Veneta.Heritage Trees: Want to learn more about these spectacular beauties? Come visit our map and detail pages and listen to an audio tour.

 

 

Historical Markers: A venerable program handed down through the generations, Oregon’s historical markers can be the focus of a weekend family outing.