Tag Archives: Traffic

New Oregon Transportation Director Has a Plan for Reducing Carbon Emissions: Get Traffic Moving

“This is utter and complete BS,” says a prominent critic. “I believe there is no silver bullet, no single answer to being able to address the greenhouse gas emissions overnight. It’s a priority for us as an agency. Source: New Oregon Transportation Director Has a Plan for Reducing Carbon Emissions: Get Traffic Moving

Snow snarls traffic from Willamette Valley to coast, avalanche closes Santiam Pass again

A late evening snowfall and frigid overnight temperatures are again creating hazardous driving conditions in the Willamette Valley. Source: Snow snarls traffic from Willamette Valley to coast, avalanche closes Santiam Pass again

Oregon Gorge weather causes problems for Washington side

After snow and ice gridlocked Interstate 84 this week, drivers who couldn’t get by portions of the shut downed freeway headed across the river to Washington’s State Route 14, the main drag running along the Columbia River. Source: Oregon Gorge weather causes problems for Washington side

Deschutes County marijuana SDCs come under fire

Oregon Farm Bureau asks lawmakers to review fee. Potential marijuana growers and processors in Deschutes County must pay a road fee called a system development charge. That charge, now under fire from the Oregon Farm Bureau, is unique to the county, which adopted it about two years ago. Source: Deschutes County marijuana SDCs come under fire – KTVZ

Tolling on I-5 and I-205 recommended to ODOT

A committee on Thursday recommended the Oregon Department of Transportation tolls parts of two major Portland area highways. Source: kgw.com | Tolling on I-5 and I-205 recommended to ODOT

Join Metro and ODOT for the fifth annual Oregon Drive Less Challenge

Save money and win prizes by driving less this September. Source: Join Metro and ODOT for the fifth annual Oregon Drive Less Challenge | Metro

Solar eclipse informational phone numbers to help Salem visitors and residents

Attention solar eclipse seekers: Call takers are standing by, ready for questions from visitors and residents. Officials are encouraging people traveling to or living in the path of totality to keep a list of phone numbers that will connect them with information before, during and after the big event. Source: Solar eclipse informational phone numbers […]
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Eclipse traffic nightmare begins in Central Oregon

Despite the total solar eclipse being five days away, it appears traffic in Central Oregon is already increasing. Source: Eclipse traffic nightmare begins in Central Oregon | KGW.com

My View: New roads aren’t answer to congestion

Anti-government libertarian John Charles weighed in with an April 25 op-ed on House Bill 3231, which would allow the formation of special taxing districts to finance limited-access highways. Contrary to Charles’ goofy endorsement, this bill would simply create more of the problems it purports to solve. Source: Oregon Local News – My View: New roads […]
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Clear the passing lane | Opinion |

State wants to clamp down on left-lane hogs The days of “left-lane hogs” — as they are not so fondly called by fellow motorists — may be numbered. Source: Clear the passing lane | Opinion | Eugene, Oregon