Tag Archives: Transportation

Trucker shortage begins to cause rise in prices

Joyce Brenny, chief executive of Brenny Transportation in Minnesota, gave her truck drivers a 15 percent raise this year, but she still can’t find enough workers for a job that now pays $80,000 a year. A year ago, when customers would call Brenny, she could almost always get their goods loaded on a truck and […]
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Google Street View Images Could Help Us Address a Public Health Crisis

Google Street View (GSV) images could help public health officials estimate transportation habits and craft policies designed to support “active transport.” You can see a lot of Google Street View (GSV). It’s an excellent way to catch a glimpse of modern life in all its weird, wonderful glory. According to a new study, it could also […]
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Get Off My Lawn: Highway 62 revisited, or roads not taken

President Trump’s announcement that a massive infrastructure package to address the needs of the nation’s crumbling transportation system would have to wait until after the mid-term elections will not impact a current low-level operation focused on Southern Oregon. The Community Roadway Alternative Program has been test-driving options — from minor tweaks to major overhauls — […]
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Drones Inspect Bridges and Map Traffic Crashes –To Save Lives, Time And Money, States Say

Drones in 35 states are being tested or deployed for a range of purposes, from research and conducting bridge inspections to mapping vehicle crash scenes, a new survey reveals. Drones in 35 states are being tested or deployed for a range of purposes, from research and conducting bridge inspections in hours rather than days to […]
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Editorial: Fixing the Cooley Road mess

Once upon a time, there was a fast-growing city in Oregon that was getting more and more traffic congestion on the north end of town. The villain in our tale came along and said you can’t do one of the things that might make the most sense to fix it: Build a new interchange just […]
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Driving toward new transportation funding

From a technical standpoint, Oregon’s long-awaited road usage charge program is ready for prime time. But the program, which is intended eventually to supplant the state’s gasoline tax as a primary source of funding for transportation projects, remains in a limbo of sorts Source: Driving toward new transportation funding – Daily Journal of Commerce

I-5 Welcome Center making slow progress

A combined Interstate 5 rest area and tourism information center near Ashland originally set to be completed in 2009 remains a year away from completion. Source: I-5 Welcome Center making slow progress – News – MailTribune.com – Medford, OR


ODOT recently released the “FY 2017 Oregon Transportation Needs and Issues Report.”  The report provides results from a random sample survey of Oregonians that ODOT conducts every two years to assess public perceptions about the transportation system and to learn of concerns. Source: SALEM SAYS “FIX IT FIRST” – Salem Weekly News

PGE study: low-carbon grid is doable, affordable

The energy and transportation sectors are not only capable of executing steep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, doing so could save households and businesses money in the long run, according to a study that Portland General Electric  circulated this week. Source: PGE study: low-carbon grid is doable, affordable

The Greater Portland Tech Challenge

Public agencies pose transportation challenges for tech firms to begin to solve in February for an international audience in June. Autonomous cars running along the Lake Oswego trolley line? It could happen. Source: The Greater Portland Tech Challenge