Tag Archives: Transportation Funding

Cities, counties should move swiftly to use state grant monies to improve student safety

One child injured or hurt on their way to school is one too many. Our students need safe routes to school, and they need them now. As counties and cities prepare for a transportation-funding windfall, it’s our hope they won’t dither and appoint countless committees delaying work by months, or worse, years. Source: Cities, counties should move […]
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$1.7 billion transportation bond measure won’t make 2018 ballot

Portland-area voters won’t see a transit and road bond measure on their ballots in 2018. TriMet had hoped the bond measure would help fund its Southwest Corridor light-rail project. Source: $1.7 billion transportation bond measure won’t make 2018 ballot

Board seeks consideration of Sunrise Corridor extension

Clackamas County commissioners say highway would relieve congestion, open land to business development; TriMet board mulls regional transportation projects to be added to Southwest Corridor light-rail funding measure Clackamas County commissioners want to see consideration of the second phase of the Sunrise Corridor expressway as part of any funding measure that goes to voters for […]
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Bend highways getting upgrades

The two U.S. highways in Bend will likely look much different in a few years because of a series of projects meant to improve traffic flow in the north part of town. Bend will receive $50 million to improve the intersection of U.S. Highway 97 and Cooley Road through a contentious transportation bill passed by […]
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Governor Kate Brown Signs Oregon House Bill 2017 in Eugene

Governor Kate Brown is touring the state this week to celebrate the passage of Oregon’s new transportation funding package. Source: Governor Kate Brown Signs Oregon House Bill 2017 in Eugene | Northwest Public Radio

Governor spares SW Capitol Highway project in veto trifecta

Gov. Kate Brown reversed her plan to veto the project after outcry from the state’s congressional delegation, bicyclists and others. She still vetoed three bills. Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday reversed course on vetoing $2 million in funding for long-awaited safety upgrades on Capitol Highway in Southwest Portland. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Governor spares […]
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Report: Oregon’s $5.3 Billion Transportation Package Ignores Safety

One of the biggest accomplishments of the recent legislative session was the passage of a $5.3 billion transportation funding package, which Gov. Kate Brown and other proponents say will address the state’s long-neglected roads and bridges and begin to address traffic congestion. Source: Report: Oregon’s $5.3 Billion Transportation Package Ignores Safety – Willamette Week

Officials push back on Gov. Kate Brown’s decision to veto funding for SW Portland road project

Gov. Kate Brown’s decision to veto funding for a Southwest Portland road project has prompted a wave of complaints from officials at several levels of government. Brown said Tuesday she would strike $2 million set aside in the $10 million project meant for a sidewalk and bike paths on Southwest Capitol Highway between Garden Home […]
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Official spells local plans for transportation

There is no shortage of places to put the Highway Funding provided by the transportation package passed by the recent Oregon Legislature. One project that some of those funds may go toward is on U.S. Highway 20 from Malheur County to Bend. Source: Official spells local plans for transportation | Local News Stories | argusobserver.com

More than a roads bill | Opinion |

The signature achievement of the 2017 Legislature was its bipartisan approval of a $3.8 billion transportation funding package — a bill notable both for its size and for its innovations in public policy. The bill shows how tensions between opposing parties and between rural and urban areas can be harnessed for productive purposes. No one […]
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