Tag Archives: Transportation

Governor says she’ll continue to support the bypass effort

Kate Brown stresses importance of strong transportation to local economy, tourism As Phase I of the Newberg-Dundee bypass nears completion, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said locals should rest easy that the state is committed to the second phase of the project during a visit to the Newberg area last month. Source: Pamplin Media Group – […]
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Public input sought on HB 2017 transportation projects

The Oregon Department of Transportation has proposed adding 123 projects funded by HB 2017, the transportation investment package passed by the 2017 Legislature, to the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, also known as the 2018-21 STIP. Source: Public input sought on HB 2017 transportation projects – Local News –

Oregon wildfires: What to know before Labor Day travels

Wildfires continue to burn throughout Oregon as Labor Day weekend approaches, potentially affecting holiday travel plans throughout the state Source: Oregon wildfires: What to know before Labor Day travels | OregonLive.com

Planning for onion rail transload facility off to a good start

With the Idaho-Oregon onion industry facing chronic transportation issues, a planned rail transload facility in Malheur County, Oregon, can’t come soon enough, industry leaders say. The facility is expected to lower transportation costs and speed up delivery times. The effort to build a major rail transload facility in Malheur County that many people say could […]
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Transportation and the Challenge of Future-Proofing Our Cities

To preserve their communities’ economic and social wellbeing, leaders will need to manage an endless cycle of technological disruption. Signs of the immense influence that digital technologies will have on transportation are growing more visible daily. Software-enabled mobility solutions such as Uber, Lyft and Waze are already dramatically changing the way we get around. These […]
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Oregon Crossroads Town Plans Emergency Routes To Bypass Gridlock 

The clock is ticking. We’re just days away from the total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21. But we’ll learn sooner than that whether huge crowds cause traffic gridlock in the eclipse’s path. One central Oregon city is not taking any chances. Source: Oregon Crossroads Town Plans Emergency Routes To Bypass Gridlock | NW News Network

Funding approved for Scottsburg Bridge

Funding for the replacement of the Scottsburg Bridge on Highway 38 has been approved. Source: Funding approved for Scottsburg Bridge | Traffic | nrtoday.com

‘A smile and anything Nike’: Downtime with Sean O’Halloren

Nike’s VP for public and government affairs talks about international travel, swoosh sartorial style and saying goodbye to the Border Adjustment Tax. Source: Oregon Business – ‘A smile and anything Nike’: Downtime with Sean O’Halloren

Editorial: Satiate the anti-car overlords

The urgent work of do-gooders to improve your life includes your relationship with your car. Thus, the state of Oregon has adopted rules that aim to push you and your four-wheeled friend toward estrangement. The rules say cities must have plans to reduce reliance on the car and increase transportation choices. The Bend City Council […]
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E. Oregon ag community applauds $26 million for rail transload facility

The Oregon Legislature’s recently passed transportation bill includes $26 million for a rail transload facility that will be built near Ontario in Eastern Oregon. The facility is expected to drive down freight costs considerably for agricultural and other products shipped out of the region. Eastern Oregon is on the path to landing a major rail […]
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