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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION,
HIGHWAY DIVISION

 

DIVISION 65

ADVERTISING SIGNS ATTACHED TO BUS SHELTERS

734-065-0010

Definitions

(1) Transit shelters are structures erected and maintained at official stops for a mass transit district, transportation district or any other public transportation agency to protect their riders from the weather at transit stops, and will hereinafter be referred to as shelters.

(2) Transit Benches are structures erected and maintained at official stops for a mass transit district, transportation district or any other public transportation agency to provide seating at transit stops, and will hereinafter be referred to as benches.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619, 377.729
Stat. Implemented: ORS 377.725
Hist.: 2 HD 19-1981, f. & ef. 11-24-81; HWD 9-2009, f. & cert. ef. 11-17-09; HWD 4-2016, f. & cert. ef. 11-28-16

734-065-0015

Construction or Placement of Transit Benches or Shelters

These rules do not grant any authority to construct or place any benches or shelters, nor to maintain any existing benches or shelters, but pertain solely to the placement of outdoor advertising signs on benches or shelters visible from a state highway. New permits for an outdoor advertising sign to be utilized on a transit bench or shelter, may only be issued after the placement of the bench or shelter has been approved by the local jurisdiction having authority, and after the transit sign permit has been obtained from the Department of Transportation.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619, 377.753
Stat. Implemented: ORS 377.725; 377.753
Hist.: 2 HD 19-1981, f. & ef. 11-24-81; HWD 9-2009, f. & cert. ef. 11-17-09; HWD 6-2012, f. & cert. ef. 3-26-12; HWD 4-2016, f. & cert. ef. 11-28-16

734-065-0020

Sign Location

(1) Bench and Shelter signs are prohibited on state highway right-of-way.

(2) Bench and Shelter signs are prohibited where visible from an interstate highway or a full access control highway.

(3) Bench and Shelter signs are prohibited in a designated scenic area. No new shelter signs are allowed in a scenic byway.

(4) The bench or shelter on which a sign is placed must be located within a commercial or industrial zone or, if in unzoned city street right-of-way, only where such right of way is adjacent to a commercial or industrial zone.

(5) Bench or shelter may have no more than one sign visible from each direction of travel of the highway.

(6) Bench or shelter signs may only be located at a bus or transit stop on an official city or urban transit system route. The applicant must provide official documentation, such as a route map produced by the transit system, showing that the site meets this requirement.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619, 377.729
Stat. Implemented: ORS 377.725
Hist.: 2 HD 19-1981, f. & ef. 11-24-81; HWY 5-1993(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-23-93; HWY 6-1993, f. & cert. ef. 10-21-93; HWD 9-2009, f. & cert. ef. 11-17-09; HWD 6-2012, f. & cert. ef. 3-26-12; HWD 4-2016, f. & cert. ef. 11-28-16

734-065-0025

Size and Construction of Sign

(1) Shelters:

(a) The maximum allowable size of a shelter sign is 24 square feet for each side of the sign.

(b) The maximum distance between advertising panels placed back-to-back is one foot.

(c) The sign must not extend beyond the outer edges of the shelter.

(2) Benches:

(a) The maximum allowable size of a bench sign is 16 square feet and the sign shall not exceed two feet in height or eight feet in length excluding supports.

(b) The maximum allowable height is four feet including supports.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619, 377.729
Stat. Implemented: ORS 377.725
Hist.: 2 HD 19-1981, f. & ef. 11-24-81; HWD 9-2009, f. & cert. ef. 11-17-09; HWD 6-2012, f. & cert. ef. 3-26-12; HWD 4-2016, f. & cert. ef. 11-28-16

734-065-0035

Spacing

(1) The minimum spacing between signs is as follows:

(a) Within the corporate boundaries of a city, 100 feet from any outdoor advertising sign located on the same side of the highway.

(b) Outside the corporate boundaries of a city, 500 feet from any outdoor advertising sign located on the same side of the highway.

(c) Transit bench signs may only be located inside incorporated city limits or within an urban growth boundary.

(2) If the state highway is routed over a city street as provided in ORS 373.020, a shelter sign may be located on that portion of the city street right-of-way, if approved by the local jurisdiction, outside of the curb; or, if there is no curb, outside of that portion of the right-of-way utilized for state highway purposes.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619, 377.729
Stat. Implemented: ORS 377.725
Hist.: 2 HD 19-1981, f. & ef. 11-24-81; HWD 9-2009, f. & cert. ef. 11-17-09; HWD 4-2016, f. & cert. ef. 11-28-16

734-065-0040

Compliance

(1) All signs subject to these rules are also subject to the provisions of ORS 377.700 to 377.840 and to all applicable federal laws, regulations and agreements entered into by the Transportation Commission and the Federal Highway Administration.

(2) All signs erected under these regulations are also subject to any city or county ordinance or regulation.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619, 377.729
Stat. Implemented: ORS 377.725
Hist.: 2 HD 19-1981, f. & ef. 11-24-81; HWD 9-2009, f. & cert. ef. 11-17-09; HWD 4-2016, f. & cert. ef. 11-28-16

734-065-0045

Size Variance for Transit

Size variances are not issued for transit bench signs. Upon written request and for good cause shown the Department of Transportation may grant a variance from the size restrictions of OAR 734-065-0025(1) for transit shelter signs not to exceed:

(1) A 32 square foot sign on one side;

(2) A total of 64 square feet of sign face on a back-to-back (32 square foot sign face on each side).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619, 377.729
Stat. Implemented: ORS 377.725
Hist.: 2 HD 19-1981, f. & ef. 11-24-81; HWD 9-2009, f. & cert. ef. 11-17-09; HWD 4-2016, f. & cert. ef. 11-28-16

734-065-0050

Removal

All signs granted permits under these rules are subject to removal procedures in accordance with ORS 377.775.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 377.729
Stat. Implemented: ORS 377.725
Hist.: 2 HD 19-1981, f. & ef. 11-24-81; HWD 9-2009, f. & cert. ef. 11-17-09

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