Tag Archives: Transportation Funding

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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Thu 8 AM | “Safe Routes To Schools” Gets Oregon Transpo Money

Buses, bikes, and other non-car forms of transportation got some funding in the transportation package passed by the Oregon legislature in early July. Source: Thu 8 AM | “Safe Routes To Schools” Gets Oregon Transpo Money | Jefferson Public Radio

Bridge steps: Legislation puts replacement within reach | Hood River News

The Oregon Legislature recently passed two pieces of legislation that increase the prospects for replacement of the Hood River/White Salmon Interstate Bridge. Source: Bridge steps: Legislation puts replacement within reach | Hood River News

Jayne: Oregon’s hare-brained to want to toll Washington drivers

For some reason, it calls to mind Wile E. Coyote. When you can’t catch Road Runner, you drop an anvil on him from atop a cliff. Or strap yourself to a rocket. Or purchase some jet-propelled roller skates from Acme Corporation. When you are this clever, after all, what could possibly go wrong? So it […]
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