Tag Archives: Transportation

Trump’s proposed budget cuts stir local concerns

Multiple programs in Oregon and the region would be eliminated or reduced if budget is adopted as proposed. The proposed $1.1 trillion budget proposal released by President Donald Trump Thursday, March 16, was greeted with howls of protests by Democratic leaders across the country — including Oregon — and many advocacy groups traditionally aligned with […]
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Why Portland anarchists are patching potholed streets

How rough are Portland’s roads? So bad that a group of self-described anarchists are taking things into their own hands. Pitting the city’s two mottos — the unofficial “Keep Portland Weird” and the municipal “The City That Works” — against one another, a group calling itself Portland Anarchist Road Care says state neglect is to […]
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Lawmakers ask public to weigh in on economic bill

Transportation is a big issue for Malheur County and with the Oregon Legislature, now in session at Salem, it is at the forefront of in House Bill 2012, Source: Lawmakers ask public to weigh in on economic bill | Local News Stories | argusobserver.com

Washington House passes bill on I-5 bridge replacement

Washington’s House of Representatives has passed a bill seeking to jumpstart plans for replacing the Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River. Source: Washington House passes bill on I-5 bridge replacement | OregonLive.com

New ranking says Oregon has the best infrastructure in the United States

Let your heart swell with state pride and please ignore whatever is going on with the Morrison Bridge, because according to a new list from U.S. News and World Report, Oregon has the best infrastructure of any state in the union. Source: New ranking says Oregon has the best infrastructure in the United States | […]
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New bypass highway in Washington County? Oregon lawmaker wants to pave the way

A freshman state representative filed legislation Tuesday that would lay groundwork for constructing a new highway west of Interstate 5 through Washington County and up over the Columbia River. Shying away from the much-maligned Westside Bypass moniker, the bill’s chief sponsor, Rep. Rich Vial, R-Scholls, is giving his dream road a new name: the Northwest […]
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TriMet seeks $11 million a year for low-income fare program

TriMet has laid out a plan to reduce fares for low-income riders. Now it’s looking for roughly $11 million a year to implement it. The regional transit agency is hoping the Oregon Legislature will come through with a transportation funding package that includes money for transit. Source: TriMet seeks $11 million a year for low-income […]
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Oregon’s transportation crisis ‘at a tipping point’

The state’s underinvestment in transportation is at a crisis point that will force the hand of the public and private sector to consider alternative funding sources, said panelists at an Oregon Business Hot Topics, Cool Talks discussion this morning. Source: Oregon Business – Oregon’s transportation crisis ‘at a tipping point’

Courtney says Legislature faces unprecedented workload

Veteran Senate president lists six big issues facing lawmakers this session. The Oregon Legislature faces an unprecedented workload, but is chipping away on six different fronts, according to its most experienced member. Source: Oregon Local News – Courtney says Legislature faces unprecedented workload

5 things to know about the proposed distracted driving laws

Two proposed bills in the Oregon State Legislature intend to curb the sometimes deadly act of driving while distracted — a growing problem officials have deemed “an epidemic… pervasive and entrenched in our society.” Source: 5 things to know about the proposed distracted driving laws