Tag Archives: Transportation

Oregon House Speaker will host meeting to plan new crossing of Columbia Blvd in St. Johns

There’s money and a will to do something. Let’s make it great. Source: Oregon House Speaker will host meeting to plan new crossing of Columbia Blvd in St. Johns – BikePortland.org

Doherty talks legislative successes, opioids at Tigard Rotary

At a Rotary Club of Tigard luncheon Thursday, Oct. 26, state Rep. Margaret Doherty responded to President Donald Trump’s designation of opioid abuse and addiction as a national emergency, agreeing that it has reached an “epidemic” level and pointing to the Oregon Legislature’s work this year in attempting to limit prescriptions of opiate painkillers. Source: […]
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Editorial: State works to turn parking into misery

Having trouble finding a parking space is far from the worst thing that can happen. But thanks to the efforts of state government, finding a parking space could go from hassle to misery. A state committee is revising the “transportation planning rule.” That set of regulations is already designed to squeeze out automobiles. The plan […]
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Local Bridge Rehabs Almost There

The Old Young’s Bay Bridge that connects highway 105 in Astoria with highway 101 business route and a smaller drawbridge spanning the Lewis and Clark River have been under major renovation since January 2015. The work is scheduled for completion next month. Source: Local Bridge Rehabs Almost There

‘OPB Politics Now’: Portland Girds For A Freeway Fight

We talk about where the battle lines are being drawn and dig into the history of Portland’s difficult relationship with freeway projects. A proposed Interstate 5 expansion through the Rose Quarter has become about much more than a few more highway lanes. It touches on racism, privilege, Portland’s relationship with the state and how leaders envision the […]
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Local View: Washington, Oregon need compact for transportation

For over 50 years, Oregon and Washington have been at odds in resolving and implementing solutions for transportation and infrastructure projects. Federally, we are considered collectively as the Portland Metropolitan Planning Area, yet we have two Metropolitan Planning Organizations. In Oregon, the MPO is the Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation, and in Washington, it […]
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Clark County’s voice on Oregon toll panel unresolved

The Oregon Department of Transportation wants input from officials in Southwest Washington for its plan to pursue “value pricing” or tolls on Interstate 5 and Interstate 205. But the department is still working out who will represent Clark County. Source: Clark County’s voice on Oregon toll panel unresolved | The Columbian

Bentz: threat of monument is ‘not gone’

The Owyhee Basin Stewardship Coalition continues to work toward a management plan for the area known as the Owyhee Canyonlands in Malheur County. Source: Bentz: threat of monument is ‘not gone’ | Local News Stories | argusobserver.com

Oregon has no time to waste in searching for budget solutions: Editorial Agenda 2017

Legislators achieved the seemingly impossible last session with the passage of a $5.3 billion transportation package. Somehow, throwing together a bipartisan group of lawmakers and sending them to talk with Oregonians around the state helped build the trust and buy-in needed to support a list of projects and the taxes to fund them. The lack […]
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U.S. Senator wants Washington to have a say in Oregon tolls

Oregon Governor may respect request from other high-ranking Democrat to expand discussion of freeway tolls Washington Sen. Patty Murray, who helps control transportation funding in Congress, on Friday made it clear she wants her state to have a role in shaping tolls in the Portland region. Source: Pamplin Media Group – U.S. Senator wants Washigton […]
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