Tag Archives: Traffic

Oregon Insight: Traffic volumes level off, down 20%

Oregon restaurants and bars are opening up, many retailers are back, and thousands of people are being called in to work. Traffic volumes, though, aren’t changing much. Source: Oregon Insight: Traffic volumes level off, down 20% – oregonlive.com

As Oregon Reopens, Traffic Continues to Bounce Back but Remains Far Below Normal

Heavy truck traffic has actually increased above pre-pandemic levels. Source: As Oregon Reopens, Traffic Continues to Bounce Back but Remains Far Below Normal – Willamette Week

Oregon Insight: Highway traffic plunged during coronavirus shutdown, now starting to rebound

Oregon highway traffic plunged more than 40% in the weeks after the coronavirus outbreak hit the state, with roads nearly deserted. The latest data from the Oregon Department of Transportation shows that thousands of cars are returning to the roads, though still at nowhere near the volumes they were at before the outbreak hit. Source: […]
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Oregon Sees An Uptick In Traffic As Coronavirus Pandemic Continues

Although vehicle traffic statewide is lighter than it was the same time last year, over the past month traffic volume has begun increasing. The Oregon Department of Transportation has been tracking traffic volume along the state’s 13 major highway corridors, and has a website displaying its findings. Source: Oregon Sees An Uptick In Traffic As Coronavirus […]
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Live Updates: Oregon Traffic Increases Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Traffic along Oregon’s highway corridors dropped significantly following Gov. Kate Brown’s stay-at-home order but has begun slowly increasing since, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation. Source: Live Updates: Oregon Traffic Increases Amid Coronavirus Pandemic . News | OPB

Two Key Indicators Suggest More Oregonians Are Staying Neither Home Nor Safe

Traffic and police data “suggests the stay-at-home order is not being adhered to as closely as it was in prior weeks.” Source: Two Key Indicators Suggest More Oregonians Are Staying Neither Home Nor Safe

COVID-19: Staying Home and Driving Less

  Our friends over at the Oregon Department of Transportation have been busy. They are crunching numbers and writing reports on how COVID-19 is impacting traffic patterns, driving behavior, associated tax revenues, and the like. What follows is a quick summary of their latest reports and links to follow along as they publish updates. First, a […]
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Portland Air Pollution Drops Along With I-5 Traffic

The Portland metro area is seeing dramatic reductions in highway traffic and traffic-related air pollution as the coronavirus pandemic keeps people off the roads. Weekday traffic on Portland’s freeways is down 46% from last year, according to a report from the Oregon Department of Transportation. Source: Portland Air Pollution Drops Along With I-5 Traffic . News […]
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Portland freeway traffic plummets, average speeds soar, state report finds

Oregon transportation officials said recent traffic counts across the state show the obvious: Traffic is decreasing. Weekday traffic on all four major interstates in the Portland area is down 46% from levels last year, according to a report compiled by the Oregon Department of Transportation. Source: Portland freeway traffic plummets, average speeds soar, state report finds – […]
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Local air quality managers report cleaner air during stay-at-home COVID-19 orders

Stay-at-home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic mean millions fewer cars, pick-ups and SUVs driving on the nation’s highways. KVAL. Regional air quality managers in Oregon say they’re seeing the effects and it’s a nationwide trend. UCLA researchers report a 40 percent drop in smog levels in the Los Angeles area. In New York, researchers have […]
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