Central Oregon Area Commission on Transportation

COACT was formed in 1998 to serve as a forum for the discussion, understanding, and coordination of transportation issues affecting the Central Oregon region. COACT membership includes representatives from each Central Oregon City and County government, ODOT, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, the private sector and various regional organizations.

COACT reviews the process for determining transportation infrastructure needs, capital investments, and project priorities in the Central Oregon region. Other COACT functions include advocating for Central Oregon transportation issues to neighboring regions, area legislators and other interested organizations, and advising the Oregon Transportation Commission on state and regional policies affecting Central Oregon’s transportation system. COACT meets on the second Thursday of alternating months. The COACT Executive Committee meets on the first Thursday in months without a COACT meeting.

COACT Operating Guidelines
COACT 2021 Meeting Schedule
21-23 COACT Membership


Next COACT meeting, September 9, 2021, 3 – 5 PM via zoom:
For audio only, dial: 1-253 215 8782, Meeting ID: 944 5866 0263

Meeting Materials:

For more information or previous meeting materials, contact:

Scott Aycock, Community and Economic Development Manager
(541) 548-9523 | Email

Previous Meeting Materials

COACT Board Meeting – September 10, 2020
COACT Board Meeting – May 14, 2020
COACT Board Meeting – November 14, 2019
COACT Board Meeting – September 12, 2019

General resources for businesses and employees: Central Oregon SOS - Support for Employees and Employers

SBA programs:


OSU Innovation Lab

Oregon State University Cascades Innovation Co-Lab

Opportunity Knocks- A fantastic 

Opportunity Knocks



COIC Administration,  Community & Economic Development & Loans, and CET Hawthorne Station
334 NE Hawthorne Ave.
Bend, OR 97701
541-548-8163 phone
541-923-3416 fax

Bend WorkSource
1645 NE Forbes Rd. Ste 101
Bend, OR 97701
541-388-6070 phone
541-389-8265 fax

Bend Alternative Education
1645 NE Forbes Rd. Ste 108
Bend, OR 97701
541-771-2229 phone

CET Bear Creek Office and Maintenance Facility
1250 NE Bear Creek Rd.
Bend, OR 97701

CET Antler Office and Maintenance Facility
343 East Antler Ave
Redmond, OR 97756
541-385-8680 phone
541-548-9548 fax

Redmond Alternative Education
2326 SW Glacier Place
Redmond, OR 97756
541-280-0031 phone

Redmond WorkSource
2158 SE College Loop, Suite B
Redmond, OR 97756
541-548-8196 phone
541-504-2969 fax

Prineville WorkSource
457 NE Ochoco Plaza Drive
Prineville, OR 97754
541-388-6201 phone
Hours: Tuesdays & Fridays 9-4, closed for noon hour (12-1pm)

Prineville Alternative Education
2321 NE 3rd St.
Prineville, OR 97754
541-280-6604 phone

La Pine Alternative Education
16493 Bluewood Place
La Pine, OR 97739  
541-907-7798 (phone)

Madras WorkSource
1170 E. Ashwood Rd.
Madras, Oregon
541-548-8196 phone
Hours: Mondays & Tuesdays 9-4pm