Tag Archives: Transportation

Trump gives area beet growers ‘big win’

The president signed legislation that lifts federal restrictions on beet truck sizes traveling across Malheur County roads. The new law allows local producers to ship more beets faster to the Amalgamated Sugar plant in Nampa. Major federal legislation signed by President Donald Trump Friday includes help for local beet farmers by overturning a federal restriction […]
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Abandoning high-speed rail would be a mistake for California, the country and the planet 

Gov. Gavin Newsom distressed some people and delighted others Tuesday when he announced that he was putting on hold California’s ambitious plans to build a bullet train from San Francisco to Los Angeles, and that he would instead focus on finishing high-speed rail service where construction was already underway: between Bakersfield and Merced. Source: Abandoning […]
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Bullet train went from peak California innovation to the project from hell 

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s intention to scale back what was touted as the United States’ biggest infrastructure project doesn’t kill the high-speed rail system, but its original dream is withering. It was billed as the most ambitious public works project since the transcontinental railroad opened up the West. The high-speed rail network would transform California — […]
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Greg Smith says he will push Oregon Transportation Commission for an OK on the proposal

The proposal for the Treasure Valley Reload Center will be going before the Oregon Transportation Commission this month for final review. Greg Smith, Malheur County Economic Development director, said he is hopeful the panel will give its OK at that meeting. Source: Greg Smith says he will push Oregon Transportation Commission for an OK on […]
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The Health 202: Policymakers are realizing health is about a lot more than just care

The Trump administration has greenlighted a North Carolina pilot program. A whole host of factors — such as friends, housing and transportation — affect a person’s health and how much they need the social safety net. It’s time the government’s big health insurance programs took this reality into account, some lawmakers and policymakers are starting […]
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Repaving to slow I-5 traffic from Salem to Woodburn in summer months

A 90-day project is expected to begin in June. While the paving will mostly be limited to night hours, a significant impact on traffic is expected. Source: Repaving to slow I-5 traffic from Salem to Woodburn in summer months | Salem Reporter | News about Salem – In-depth, Accurate, Trusted

In Portland, Scooter Start-Ups Played Nice. Regulators Took Note.

The e-scooter boom began in Santa Monica, Calif., about 16 months ago. Electric scooters, owned by start-ups looking to mimic the success of ride-hailing companies like Uber, appeared around town.

Reload center to go before transportation commission

The proposed Treasure Valley Reload Center has received its final technical review and will be given a do approve recommendation when it comes before the Oregon Transportation Commission in February. That was according to a report given by Greg Smith, Malheur County Economic Development Director, late Friday after attending a meeting of a technical review […]
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An intermodal facility proposal for Brooks now trails Millersburg

A proposal to build a shipping facility for trucks and trains in Brooks was passed over in favor of a competing plan in Millersburg on Friday. A committee of the Oregon Transportation Commission reviewed both proposals and recommended the Millersburg plans as their favorite. Source: An intermodal facility proposal for Brooks now trails Millersburg

Federal Highway Administration says Oregon’s tolling plans ‘likely’ eligible for approval

The Federal Highway Administration has given Oregon what it needs to move into the next phase of implementing tolls on Interstates 5 and 205. Source: Federal Highway Administration says Oregon’s tolling plans ‘likely’ eligible for approval | The Columbian