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TriMet Awarded $3.4M Grant To Buy Electric Buses

Pamplin Media Group | July 24, 2016 10:27 a.m.

TriMet will buy four battery-electric buses thanks to a $3.4 million federal grant that Oregon U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley helped obtain.

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BIKETOWN Sees More Than 3,000 Users In First Days, Plus Vandalism

OPB | July 22, 2016 2:15 p.m. | Portland

Three days after its launch, BIKETOWN, Portland's new bike share program sponsored by Nike, had 1,381 people sign up for annual memberships and 2,237 people buy a day pass or single ride users. 

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TriMet Starts Construction On Rose Quarter MAX Lines At The End Of August

OPB | July 20, 2016 2:44 p.m.

The Portland-area transit agency TriMet is giving riders a month's warning ahead of a Rose Quarter improvement project. 

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Portland's BIKETOWN Bike Rental Program Launches

OPB | July 19, 2016 9 a.m. | Portland

The long-awaited BIKETOWN bike rental program arrives in Portland, providing 1,000 rental bikes around the city.

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Oregon Officials Look To Push High-Speed Passenger Rail Service Into Distant Future

The Register-Guard | July 17, 2016 10:07 a.m.

If Oregon ­passenger train service stays on the Union Pacific line, it will be a bitter disappointment for the proponents of high-speed rail, who dream of a bullet train running parallel to Interstate 5, whisking riders from Eugene to Portland in an hour.

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Horizon To Offer Direct Flight From Portland To Sun Valley

OPB | July 16, 2016 3:23 p.m. | Ketchum, Idaho

Horizon Air, a subsidiary of Alaska Airlines, will offer a direct flight between the central Idaho resort city of Sun Valley and Portland, Oregon, starting this winter.

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Oregon Congressmen Introduce Oil Train Safety Bill

OPB | July 14, 2016 4:45 p.m. | Portland

Members of Oregon’s Congressional Delegation introduced legislation Thursday to deal with oil train safety.

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Portland Gets Air Cargo Service To Asia Again

OPB | July 14, 2016 1:53 p.m. | Portland

Portland International is about to get direct air cargo service to Asia again. Cathay Pacific Airways will be the third cargo company to try Portland in eight years.

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Central Oregon Residents Consider Calling For Uber, Lyft

AP | July 14, 2016 10:26 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

Though ridesharing has not yet rolled into central Oregon, some residents are calling for the service as an alternative to long waits for transportation in Bend and surrounding cities.

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A Month After Mosier Derailment, New Rules To Improve Safety Of Oil Trains

OPB/EarthFix | July 13, 2016 4:45 p.m. | Portland

In response to the Mosier oil train derailment, Oregon Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden introduced their second bill tackling oil train safety.