OTE - Oregon Travel Experience

Highway Business Sign Proposed Rule Revisions and Public Hearing

Posted on: November 17th, 2014 by Madeline MacGregor in News & Press, Sign Programs |

Image of Oregon Travel Experience Highway Business Sign

Sign customer rates may change if approved by Council

Oregon Travel Experience is proposing a revision to its current permit fee schedule for all of our Highway Business Sign Customers, and how we go about determining a fair price for your signs.
A public hearing on the revisions has been scheduled for Thursday, December 11, 2014 at the OTE Salem headquarters (time to be announced on this page), 1500 Liberty St SE, …

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Highway Business Signs 101: Is there a wait-list to be on a sign?

Posted on: February 24th, 2012 by Madeline MacGregor in Sign Programs | 2 Comments

If you’re considering an Oregon highway business sign as an alternative to *advertising, you might be eager to see your logo represented on one of ours. However, Interstate, off-Interstate or Tourist Oriented Directionals (TODs), and Museum and Historic signs in popular areas may have a wait-list.
Highway business signs and other types of traffic signs across the US are regulated by permits obtained through state agencies and counties. Things that affect …

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Highway business signs 101

Posted on: February 15th, 2012 by Madeline MacGregor in Sign Programs |

How long does it take to get my logo on a highway business sign?

One of the first questions our potential sign customers want an answer to is: “How long is the process, from start to finish, for my business to be featured on an interstate logo sign?”
The answer is more complex than a finite 30 or 60 days, since much depends on how quickly the customer responds to different steps …

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What is the average cost of a highway business sign and how long is the contract?

Posted on: January 18th, 2012 by Madeline MacGregor in Sign Programs | 1 Comment

In the last post about Oregon highway business signs, we explored what types of businesses can have their logo placed on a blue highway sign. In today’s blog, we’ll take a peek at the cost structure and how long the contract lasts.

How much will it cost?
Sign fees are determined  by several factors, including highway location and traffic density:
Highway business signs located on I-5, cost between $360 and $480 per year …

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What types of businesses can be on a highway sign?

Posted on: January 13th, 2012 by Madeline MacGregor in Sign Programs |

Have you ever been on a trip along I-5 or another Oregon freeway and looked up to see a blue highway sign? You know the ones—they have an official looking blue background and display logos for businesses like gas stations or restaurants near freeway exits.
Maybe you’re even a business owner yourself, looking for better exposure and a way to capture a steady stream (pardon the pun) of traffic. Do you …

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What’s “up” with those blue highway signs?

Posted on: August 17th, 2011 by OTE in Sign Programs |

We thought you might enjoy learning about how our blue highway signs (known in official language as “interstate logo signs”) and about the crew that maintains and installs signs.
Our sign crew partners with the Oregon Department of Transportation Sign Operations Department to manufacture the sign base.
Once our business customer has undergone the OTIC permit process, their logo is ready for installation.
How are the logos installed?
First, grab a reeeeeeeally tall ladder!
And …

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