Tag Archives: Transportation

Poll: Transportation measure must include more than light rail

Voters also want future transportation funds spent on roads, bikes, other multimodal projects. Source: Poll: Transportation measure must include more than light rail

ODOT tolling plan off to feds with support from Oregon Transportation Commission

The feds will now have their say. Before the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) can begin any kind of congestion pricing on existing freeways, they must first submit a proposal to the Federal Highway Administration. At their monthly meeting in Salem today, ODOT’s governing body voted 5-0 in favor of that 48-page plan, marking a […]
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Will Portland-area freeways be tolled?

Oregon Transportation Commission is expected to ask the Federal Highway Administration for permission to toll parts of I-5 and I-205 at its Dec. 6 meeting in Salem. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Will Portland-area freeways be tolled?

Oregon moving forward with I-5, I-205 tolls

The Oregon Transportation Commission will vote next week whether to create tolls along stretches of highway through the Portland metro area in Oregon, marking the next step in a multiyear process that may lead to tolling along stretches of Interstate 5 and Interstate 205. Source: Oregon moving forward with I-5, I-205 tolls | The Columbian

Portland Highway Tolling Plan Would Cover Downtown, Abernethy Bridge 

Oregon transportation officials unveiled a proposal Thursday to eventually toll two stretches along Portland-area freeways. Source: Portland Highway Tolling Plan Would Cover Downtown, Abernethy Bridge . News | OPB

A lot of cities want roboshuttles, including D.C. But will they work?

Fast-changing field of slow-moving people movers offers a different self-driving challenge. From the Mall to Lincoln, Neb., planners across the United States are pushing slow-rolling roboshuttles as a way to dip their toes into greater automation. The stubby, bread-box-looking vehicles go about 10 mph, and boosters say they’re a relatively easy and potentially transformative tool […]
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Trucking talk in Pendleton covers growing pot industry

The nation’s changing attitude on marijuana poses a quandary for the trucking industry. The Oregon Trucking Association is trying to help transportation companies deal with that change. Waylon Buchan is the director of government affairs for the Oregon Trucking Association. He addressed a couple dozen trucking company human resource directors, supervisors and the like on […]
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Treaty Conference | Portland E-Scooters – OPB’s Think Out Loud

This past weekend, the Museum at Warm Springs hosted a conference that focused on the Middle Oregon Treaty of 1855 and the museum’s 25th anniversary. We sit down with Elizabeth Woody, the incoming executive director of the Museum at Warm Springs, to learn more. Portland has released the results of a new survey of people who […]
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Competing sites vie for Willamette intermodal facility

Proponents of locating an Oregon intermodal yard in Brooks and Millersburg both claim their preferred site has major advantages. Though the locations are less than 30 miles apart, supporters of competing sites for a Willamette Valley intermodal facility claim stark differences between the two. Source: Competing sites vie for Willamette intermodal facility – Oregon – […]
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FAA Budget Bill Could Bring Changes To Air Ambulance Business

Medevac helicopter companies are on the congressional radar, as a funding bill for the Federal Aviation Administration nears passage. Consumer protections against deceptive practices could become law. Air ambulance rides can be lifesavers. But how much should they cost? In the ongoing, crowdsourced “Bill of the Month” investigation, NPR and Kaiser Health News have received […]
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