Category Archives: Transportation Commission

State agency designing Rose Quarter project pledges to ‘keep our promises’ to right historic wrongs to Black Portland

Top officials overseeing the Rose Quarter project aren’t giving up despite high-profile leaders in Portland stepping away from key roles weeks ago. Source: State agency designing Rose Quarter project pledges to ‘keep our promises’ to right historic wrongs to Black Portland

Report: Focus on construction phase of I-5 Rose Quarter project

A peer review panel assessment of the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement project also calls for closer work with the community and partners going forwar. The Oregon Department of Transportation should spend more money on the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement project during the construction phase to reduce adverse impacts on surrounding neighborhoods, according to a peer […]
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Timeline delayed for Oregon intermodal projects

Oregon transportation regulators are postponing key objectives that truck-to-rail reload projects in the Willamette and Treasure valleys must complete to secure further funding. Source: Timeline delayed for Oregon intermodal projects

Pamplin Media Group – The future of Oregon’s transportation system

Innovations and technology are changing ODOT’S response to Oregonians’ mobility needs. As the Portland metro region grows, so do the challenges the Oregon Department of Transportation faces to increase accessibility for all transportation modes. This means implementing technological advances that enhance safety and efficiency. This means using the latest data to better plan our systems. […]
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‘OPB Politics Now’: Special Legislative Session Nixed, Rose Quarter Project Moves Forward

The Oregon legislature will not come back for a special session to deal with COVID-19 — at least not yet. And despite coronavirus, the most controversial public works project in the state got a bright green light this week. Source: ‘OPB Politics Now’: Special Legislative Session Nixed, Rose Quarter Project Moves Forward . News | OPB

Rose Quarter project swerves past further study, gets $129M

The Oregon Transportation Commission rejects a more extensive environmental review of the project currently expected to cost $795 million. The Oregon Department of Transportation’s plan to add auxiliary lanes and to speed up Interstate 5 drivers in Portland’s Rose Quarter got two green lights in one day. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Rose Quarter project […]
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Rose Quarter freeway project does not need additional environmental review, state commission says

The more than $715 million Rose Quarter freeway project moved closer to a reality Thursday. Source: Rose Quarter freeway project does not need additional environmental review, state commission says

Oregon Transportation Commission Says I-5 Expansion Doesn’t Need Full Environmental Review

The Oregon Transportation Commission on Tuesday gave a bright green light toward completing the controversial Interstate 5 widening project in Portland’s Rose Quarter. Source: Oregon Transportation Commission Says I-5 Expansion Doesn’t Need Full Environmental Review

As Rose Quarter freeway project heads to key vote, Portland area politicians and opponents offer olive branch

Will the state conduct a more extensive environmental review of the more than $700 million Rose Quarter freeway project? Source: As Rose Quarter freeway project heads to key vote, Portland area politicians and opponents offer olive branch – oregonlive.com

Oregon delays vote on Rose Quarter freeway project, will hold phone meeting and decide in April

Oregon’s top transportation decision makers were scheduled to meet in Portland next week to decide the fate of a more than $715 million project on Interstate 5 through the Rose Quarter, but that meeting apparently won’t happen. Thomas Fuller, a spokesman for the Oregon Department of Transportation, said the state has decided to cancel the […]
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