Tag Archives: City of Portland

‘OPB Politics Now:’ Portland’s Attempt At Housing Development And A Highway Expansion

Portland is changing—and it’s fighting about how it changes every step of the way. On this week’s OPB Politics Now, OPB reporters Dirk VanderHart, Jeff Mapes and Amelia Templeton look at the debates over new housing and congested highways that are sweeping over the Rose City. And we’ll talk about why they might be coming […]
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Students Protest Climate Policy | Transportation & Climate – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Students around the world are planning to walk out of class Friday to demand action on climate change. We talk with two of the students planning a demonstration in Portland. This week, we heard a lot about the planned freeway expansion project in Portland’s Rose Quarter, as the Oregon Department of Transportation started taking public […]
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Meeting between Portland police chief, FBI director shrouded in secrecy

On Aug. 8, 2018, Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw met with Christopher Wray, the Federal Bureau of Investigations director. What was discussed or decided remains a mystery. Outlaw and Wray were scheduled to spend 35 minutes together that balmy summer day, according to Outlaw’s public calendar. Source: Meeting between Portland police chief, FBI director shrouded […]
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Opponents Dominate Hearing On Portland Rose Quarter I-5 Expansion Project

The Oregon Department of Transportation took flak for an environmental assessment that opponents say present a sugar-coated view of the big project to add lanes on Interstate 5 near Portland’s Rose Quarter. Source: Opponents Dominate Hearing On Portland Rose Quarter I-5 Expansion Project

Opponents Pound ODOT On Portland Rose Quarter I-5 Expansion Project 

Opponents Dominate Hearing On Portland. Opponents of the $500 million Interstate 5 freeway project in the heart of Portland dominated a public hearing Tuesday night on the proposal’s environmental impact. Critics associated with the group “No More Freeways” charged that an environmental assessment prepared by the Oregon Department of Transportation failed to accurately assess the traffic and pollution […]
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Portland hospitals packed from flu and population growth

When there are more people and the same number of hospital beds in the city, it’s tough to keep up. Source: Portland hospitals packed from flu and population growth

Population growth leads to growing congestion in Portland-metro

Congestion on Portland-area interstates has increased 13 percent since 2015, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation. Source: Population growth leads to growing congestion in Portland-metro

An Economist Says People Driving Through the Rose Quarter at Rush Hour Make Far More Money Than People Living Nearby

“What the freeway expansion clearly does…is repeat the historical injustice done by freeway construction in the first place.” Source: An Economist Says People Driving Through the Rose Quarter at Rush Hour Make Far More Money Than People Living Nearby

Portland’s New Ride Hailing Dispatch Service For Disabled Residents Might Be Imperiled By a New Bill in State Legislature

The bill’s sponsor says she’ll draft an amendment to protect the program for hailing wheelchair-accessible vehicles. The Portland Bureau of Transportation just launched a program that makes it easier for people with disabilities to hail rides on demand. But city officials warn a bill in the Oregon Legislature could snuff out the program. The bill’s sponsor says […]
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Portland Delays Sign Requirement For Buildings Vulnerable To Big Quakes

The Portland City Council has agreed to delay a until November 2020 a sign requirement for buildings that haven’t been retrofitted to withstand an earthquake. In a 3-1 vote, the Portland City Council has agreed to delay until November 2020 a requirement that owners of unreinforced brick and stone buildings post signs warning the buildings […]
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