Tag Archives: Transportation

Mayor wants to bring self-driving vehicles to Portland

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said Wednesday he wants to begin opening the city to companies testing self-driving vehicles. Wheeler and Transportation Commissioner Dan Saltzman directed the Transportation Bureau to draft policies for autonomous vehicles that would give developers a path to apply for permits to test them within the city, including on open, public roads. Source: […]
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Playing catch-up on accessibility | Opinion |

A federal judge recently approved a historic agreement between people with physical disabilities and the Oregon Department of Transportation. As part of the largest commitment to an accessible transportation system in state history, the state agency pledged to install missing curb ramps, fix substandard ones and upgrade crossing signals on the entire state highway system. […]
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A first step for a deal on transportation | Editorial

Albany Rep. Andy Olson is among the lawmakers who’s been working for months to craft a transportation package for this year’s Legislature to consider. The idea, of course, is to pay for badly needed infrastructure work on the state’s roads and bridges. Source: Editorial: A first step for a deal on transportation | Editorial | […]
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Driver says lack of fog lines creates hazardous situation

Driver says lack of fog lines creates hazardous situation Winter may be behind us but it is still causing trouble on the interstate. Along parts of Interstate 84, the reflective lines — which are meant to keep drivers safely in their lane — are nearly invisible. Source: Driver says lack of fog lines creates hazardous […]
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ODOT channels TV host James Corden on traffic sign

Transportation department went for humor on freeway sign and got the attention of The Late Late Show host. The dangers of texting and driving are well documented. Stories alerting drivers to the dangers are greeted with nodding heads in agreement — but the problem continues. Source: Oregon Local News – ODOT channels TV host James […]
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Oregon DOT reports look at bridge and road condition impact on state’s economy

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has released two reports that review the state’s current investment in transportation projects, and how that will impact road and bridge conditions and the state’s economy. Source: Oregon DOT reports look at bridge and road condition impact on state’s economy | Equipment World | Construction Equipment, News and Information […]
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ODOT settlement that replaces thousands of curb ramps wins court approval

The Oregon Department of Transportation will have to replace up to 90 percent of the curb ramps along highways as part of a legal settlement with disability rights advocates. It also has to upgrade crossing signals. Source: ODOT settlement that replaces thousands of curb ramps wins court approval | OregonLive.com

Judge Approves Oregon Department Of Transportation Disability Rights Settlement

A federal judge has approved a settlement Monday that will make it easier for Oregonians with disabilities to get around. The agreement, which calls for more curb ramps and accessible pedestrian signals along state roads and highways, is between the Oregon Department of Transportation and Disability Rights Oregon. Source: Judge Approves Oregon Department Of Transportation Disability […]
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Legislative update: Kruse not keen on Tobacco 21

The Oregon Senate passed a bill last week that would raise the legal smoking age to 21, but Sen. Jeff Kruse, R-Roseburg, voted no.Kruse said Monday he thinks Senate Bill 754, the Tobacco 21 bill, won’t stop teens from smoking, but will impose unfair fines on mom and pop convenience stores who accidentally sell to […]
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Lawmakers consider sharing cost of Portland traffic bottlenecks

The proposal is one a legislative committee is considering for a transportation package this session. A legislative committee charged with crafting a transportation package is considering a new funding model in which local governments would “go Dutch” with the state on projects of regional interest. Source: Oregon Local News – Lawmakers consider sharing cost of […]
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