Tag Archives: Transportation

Want to save greenhouse gases? Bike it

Transportation, in all its many forms, accounts for almost 40 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in Oregon. In 2010 the transportation sector was responsible for 22% of global CO2 emissions worldwide. Globally, transportation-related CO2 emissions are expected to increase by 57% by 2030, representing the fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. […]
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Port of Morrow helps transport massive turbine blades

Morrow County is a growing clean energy hub, but on Tuesday it was just one of many links in the chain. Almost 200 massive turbine blades, each 67 meters long, were delivered by rail to the port and unloaded by crane. The blades, the largest in the state of Oregon, will be transported by truck […]
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When we help transportation, we help everyone

Director of ODOT deals with all the strengths and weaknesses in our transportation system, addressing the needs of commuters, transit riders, bicyclists, pedestrians and truckers. Not a week goes by that someone doesn’t bend by ear about congestion in the Portland area. Source: Pamplin Media Group – When we help transportation, we help everyone

Feds to assess earthquake readiness at the Port of Astoria

Team will visit in April. A team including U.S. Department of Homeland Security risk advisers is coming to the Port of Astoria in April to assess how ready the agency is to help the region recover after a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake. Source: Feds to assess earthquake readiness at the Port of Astoria | Local […]
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I-105 ramp closure postponed indefinitely

The second round of carpocalypse has been postponed indefinitely.The Oregon Department of Transportation announced Thursday night it’s delaying the planned closure of the Interstate 105 onramp from Sixth Avenue that had been scheduled to begin Monday. Source: I-105 ramp closure postponed indefinitely

Opponents Pound ODOT On Portland Rose Quarter I-5 Expansion Project 

Opponents Dominate Hearing On Portland. Opponents of the $500 million Interstate 5 freeway project in the heart of Portland dominated a public hearing Tuesday night on the proposal’s environmental impact. Critics associated with the group “No More Freeways” charged that an environmental assessment prepared by the Oregon Department of Transportation failed to accurately assess the traffic and pollution […]
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Joint Committee on Transportation group hears bill on lowering some speed limits in eastern Oregon

A bill that would allow a streamlined process for establishing lower speed limits on state highways in some counties in eastern Oregon is awaiting further action in the Oregon Legislature after a hearing in committee Wednesday. Although it does not mention the location, the bill is the result of a push to lower the speed […]
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Pedestrian Traffic Deaths Have Returned To 1990 Levels: What Is Causing It?

A picture is worth a thousand words, and a simple chart of pedestrian deaths is worth 6,227 – that is the number of pedestrian deaths last year, not the length of this article. Source: Pedestrian Traffic Deaths Have Returned To 1990 Levels: What Is Causing It? | Science 2.0

Portland’s New Ride Hailing Dispatch Service For Disabled Residents Might Be Imperiled By a New Bill in State Legislature

The bill’s sponsor says she’ll draft an amendment to protect the program for hailing wheelchair-accessible vehicles. The Portland Bureau of Transportation just launched a program that makes it easier for people with disabilities to hail rides on demand. But city officials warn a bill in the Oregon Legislature could snuff out the program. The bill’s sponsor says […]
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Portland’s New Ride Hailing Dispatch Service For Disabled Residents Might Be Imperiled By a New Bill in State Legislature

Portland Transportation Bureau just launched a program that makes it easier for disabled residents to hail a ride on demand, but a proposed new bill threatens to end it before it takes off. Source: Portland’s New Ride Hailing Dispatch Service For Disabled Residents Might Be Imperiled By a New Bill in State Legislature – Willamette […]
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