Tag Archives: Transportation Package

Portland needs green light on Rose Quarter freeway fix: Editorial

Many Portlanders have a way to deal with the traffic disaster that is the stretch of Interstate 5 along the Rose Quarter: Avoid it. Some may bike, but many simply make the drive on surface streets. They know that short distance between the Fremont Bridge and Interstate 84 is a backed up, tangled mess of […]
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Governor’s transportation plan will benefit entire state | Opinion |

When Gov. Kate Brown led the way to pass a huge investment in Oregon transportation infrastructure during our 2017 legislative session, she was solving more than just Portland’s nationally known traffic problems. She was making sure that goods grown, built and produced in Lane County can get to market on time. Source: Governor’s transportation plan […]
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Focusing on Washington County’s transportation challenges

Opinion: Washington County is one of the fastest-growing areas in Oregon and with that growth comes increased traffic congestion – the focus of the Westside Economic Alliance in September. Anyone who lives or works in Washington County knows our transportation challenges. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Focusing on Washington County’s transportation challenges

Transportation package provides extra funding locally

Brown celebrates bill with tour. Gov. Kate Brown toured the state last week to celebrate signing into law a $5.3 billion transportation funding package. Local leaders said, while the package is a step in the right direction, more needs to be done to address failing infrastructure. Oregon’s 38th governor stopped in Ontario, Bend, Medford, Eugene […]
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Our view: Tips and kicks – Editorials

A tip of the hat to the transportation bill, which Governor Kate Brown has been showing from Malheur County to the heart of Portland all week. It’s hard in this era of urban/rural divide and political polarization for a statewide bill-signing tour to be cheered both in Oregon’s farthest eastern expanse and its northwesterly metropolis. […]
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Regional leaders on transportation bill: Thank you state lawmakers, ‘let’s keep our wheels rolling’

Thirty elected and community leaders from around greater Portland issue a statement of gratitude and determination on improving transportation in the metropolitan area. Source: Regional leaders on transportation bill: Thank you state lawmakers, ‘let’s keep our wheels rolling’ | Metro

Oregon Raises Weight Fee System for Trucks Under New Transportation Law

Oregon’s weight-per-mile system for trucks will increase under a $5.3 billion, 10-year bill Gov. Kate Brown (D) signed into law on Aug. 28. Under the law, the weight fee would shift from $16.38 cents per mile to an estimated $25.12 cents per mile by 2025. Also, starting on Jan. 1, the motor vehicle fuel tax […]
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Governor celebrates transportation package with statewide tour

The tour to five cities was meant to celebrate enactment of a $5.3 billion transportation funding package, but might have enlivened the governor’s potential reelection bid. Gov. Kate Brown’s tour of the state Monday and Tuesday to celebrate signing into law a $5.3 billion transportation funding package possessed the energy of a campaign blitz. Source: […]
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Brown signs road funding bill in Bend

$50 million to improve Cooley Road/U.S. 97 intersection. Gov. Kate Brown was in Bend on Monday as part of a statewide tour to highlight a transportation bill passed in July. Source: Brown signs road funding bill in Bend; $50 million to improve Cooley Road/U.S. 97 intersection

Guest column: Gov. Kate Brown deserves credit for transportation package

Traffic across Oregon is getting worse, and it’s not just Portlanders who are suffering. While Portland’s combination of congestion, bridge closures and potholes gets all the news coverage, those problems affect more than just Portland residents: Traffic in the metro region and the Interstate 5 corridor is making it take longer and therefore cost more […]
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