Tag Archives: Transportation

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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Washington County will reassess local vehicle registration fee

Washington County commissioners say recent action by the Oregon Legislature will help them get a real start on a backlog of road and bridge maintenance needs. But the commissioners say they are not ready to decide whether to reduce or eliminate a standby county vehicle registration fee they approved last year to raise some money […]
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Oregon road bill gives Bend millions

Bend will receive $50 million to improve the U.S. Highway 97/Cooley Road intersection and $10 million for road maintenance during the next 10 years under the contentious transportation bill passed by the Oregon Legislature at the end of its session.

A Disappointing Legislative Session For Oregon Environmentalists

Paige Spence spread a few sheets of paper across her desk at the Oregon Conservation Network, listing out her organization’s goals for the recently adjourned 2017 legislature. She made a mark for everything that passed, and drew an “X” by everything that didn’t. The first page has losses, but also a few wins. The next […]
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Oregon lawmakers head home after passing transportation tax and fee plan, but failing to agree on new tax on business

A difficult session for state lawmakers came to a fraught end on Friday, with the Senate forgoing the traditional joint “Sine Die” ceremony and adjourning more than three hours before the House was ready to. The split ending — the first for the Legislature since 2003 — followed a hectic final week marked by bitter […]
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TriMet to start low-income fare discount program

UPDATE: Regional transit agency will also use additional revenue from the transportation package approved by the 2017 Oregon Legislature to expand bus service and increase security TriMet will start a low-income fare discount program with a portion of the additional revenue it expects to receive from the new transportation funding measure approved by the 2017 […]
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Oregon Legislature adjourns difficult session with mixed outcomes

The session yielded new taxes, transportation funding, expanded health care benefits but also devolved into partisan gridlock over fiscal issues. Oregon lawmakers adjourned a contentious legislative session Friday, July 7. The more than five-month session yielded a two-year budget, new taxes, transportation funding, expanded health care benefits and staved off the need for second women’s […]
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