Tag Archives: ODOT

Editorial: ODOT vs. Bend’s breweries

Agency that wasted millions on sinking overpass takes shot at city’s ‘drinking culture’ Central Oregon residents are a bunch of drunks, it seems, especially those of us who live in Bend. And our local culture is to blame. For shame, breweries! Source: Editorial: ODOT vs. Bend’s breweries; Agency that wasted millions on sinking overpass takes […]
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Capitol report: ODOT faults Bend’s ‘drinking culture’; Walden calls for immigration reform

Meanwhile, a change at local child welfare office. The state Transportation Commission will consider a report this week that says the Central Oregon’s “drinking culture” built around breweries makes the region more likely to have serious substance abuse-related traffic accidents. “Central Oregon is a major tourist destination, not just for its winter and summer recreational […]
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McKenzie Pass Highway reopens after 10 months

Scenic pass opens after damaging wildfire. When the Old McKenzie Pass Highway opened Monday to motor vehicles, it was the first time in 10 months travelers drove on the scenic byway, which was closed as the result of damage suffered during the Milli Fire. Deschutes National Forest and Oregon Department of Transportation officials closed the […]
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Violations of Oregon distracted driving law to add up starting July 1

Fines for violating Oregon’s distracted driving law will start adding up July 1 — and could lead to jail time for repeat offenders. The law bars drivers from using any electronic device not permanently installed in the vehicle, such as a smartphone, tablet and digital music player, to talk, text, play games, check emails or […]
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Oregon on the road to freeway tolling – KOIN

The Oregon Transportation Commission will ask the federal government’s permission by year-end to impose tolls on some or all of I-5 and I-205 in the Portland area. State Library Ed. Note: Click on video for content. Source: Oregon on the road to freeway tolling – KOIN

FTA Announces Certification of the State Safety Oversight Program for Oregon Ahead of Important Deadline

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration has announced that Oregon has obtained federal certification of its rail transit State Safety Oversight (SSO) Programs. Source: FTA Announces Certification of the State Safety Oversight Program for Oregon Ahead of Important Deadline

Terrebonne weighs Hwy. 97 safety options

Highway 97 through Terrebonne will undergo major changes in the near future, and the public had a chance to weigh in Wednesday evening on what should happen. Source: Terrebonne weighs Hwy. 97 safety options

Freeway tolling forums scheduled

The Oregon Transportation Commission is considering five options for tolling some or all of I-5 and I-205 in the Portland area. Source: Freeway tolling forums scheduled

NW Tribal Members To Appeal Religious Freedom Case

Northwest tribal members plan to appeal a decision by a federal magistrate judge in Oregon over the destruction of a spiritual site near Mount Hood. Source: NW Tribal Members To Appeal Religious Freedom Case

McKenzie Highway to open June 18

The McKenzie Highway – Highway 242 – is scheduled to open on Monday, June 18. The historic route across the Cascades is closed each winter due to snow. The winding, climbing road west of Sisters attracts numerous cyclists seeking to ride it before it’s open to motor vehicle traffic. However, Oregon Department of Transportation spokesman […]
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