Q&A: Report Finds Gaps In Oregon's Oil-Train Safety Plan

OPB |July 25, 2014 5:30 p.m.

Several mile-long oil trains cross through the state of Oregon every week carrying volatile oil from North Dakota's Bakken oil fields. A report issued Friday identifies gaps in Oregon's ability to handle the safety risks of those trains.

The Register-Guard: Farmers Fight Bike Path On Old Rail Route

The Register-Guard |June 18, 2014 8 p.m.

The future of a former rail line that runs through fields, farms and a national wildlife refuge between Monroe and Corvallis has sparked a fierce controversy in rural Benton County.

The Statesman Journal: Oregon's Driving Challenge

Statesman Journal |June 17, 2014 1 p.m.

The trend toward fuel-efficient cars is reducing the gas tax revenue traditionally used to pay for the Oregon Department of Transportation's highway projects, forcing the department to rely on short-term bonds and hurting its ability to plan, according to an audit released Tuesday by the Oregon Secretary of State's office.

Portland Tribune: TriMet Reports Crime Down 25 Percent In 2013

Pamplin Media Group |April 25, 2014 5:23 a.m.

TriMet is reporting that crime on its transit system has dropped 25 percent between 2012 and 2013.

TriMet Ride On LIFT Paratransit Now $2.50

OPB |April 01, 2014 11:47 a.m.

The final increase to TriMet's LIFT transit fares took effect Tuesday.  The five cent increase takes the fare to $2.50.

More Americans Ride Mass Transit - But Not Oregonians

OPB |March 10, 2014 3:43 p.m.

Americans rode more buses, trains and subways last year than they have since suburbs started booming in 1956 -- according to a study by the American Public Transportation Association. 

TriMet Launches Talking Buses

OPB |March 03, 2014 3:54 p.m.

TriMet’s “talking buses” began running Monday. Five bus lines are equipped with devices meant to protect pedestrians.

Sellwood Bridge To Close Saturday, Reopen Feb. 20

OPB |Feb. 13, 2014 4:45 p.m.

The Sellwood Bridge will be closed Saturday to all modes of transportation. The bridge is scheduled to re-open on Thursday.

Forest Grove News Times: Banks Takes Lead On Mascot Issue

Pamplin Media Group |Dec. 05, 2013 1:36 a.m.

Banks School District Superintendent Bob Huston has become a leader in the fight to keep Native American mascots in Oregon high schools.

The Columbian: Action On CRC Unlikely This Year

The Columbian |Nov. 20, 2013 2:21 a.m.

Legislative action on the CRC in Oregon is looking more and more unlikely this year. What conversations, if any, are happening on the project as lawmakers return to Salem for informal meetings on Wednesday.

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