Tag Archives: Transportation Package

$20 million set aside for Highway 20 projects

That $5.3 billion transportation bill passed by the Legislature at the end of its session continues to bring dividends to the mid-valley. The region has received $25 million for an intermodal freight facility at Interstate 5 in Millersburg and nearly $70 million to replace the Van Buren Bridge over the Willamette River at Corvallis. Source: […]
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A Breakdown Of HB 2017-10

The House just passed HB 2017-10 for transportation investments. This means you will face consistent tax and fee increases over the next six years. We broke down what is included in the new bill as well as what it means for your family and your checkbook. Source: A Breakdown Of HB 2017-10 – KDRV News, Weather […]
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Bentz: Form a committee to address major state reforms

Representative presses for spending, revenue and public retirement reforms. Tackling spending, revenue and public retirement reform at the state level will be difficult, but Rep. Cliff Bentz, R-Ontario, believes it can be done. After a bipartisan committee ushered in a state transportation package this year, Bentz said a similar committee should be established and tasked […]
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Editorial: New bridge? After a century? Well, OK

Oregon legislators call them “Christmas trees,” bills such as this year’s $5.3 billion transportation package,  and there’s a reason for that: It turns out that these bills typically include shiny new presents for almost everyone. And so it was with the recent report that the bill includes more than $67 million to replace the Van […]
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Work on new Van Buren Bridge could start in 2021

The Oregon Department of Transportation has $69 million to spend on design and construction of a replacement for the Van Buren Bridge, and ODOT officials say construction could begin as early as 2021. ODOT already had allocated $1.9 million to study the concept, as the Gazette-Times reported in May, but the Oregon Transportation Commission in […]
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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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