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C-TRAN To Break Ground On First Rapid Transit Bus

OPB | Aug. 23, 2015 6 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington

The $53 million bus rapid transit project — called "The Vine" — will include 34 stations. Ten new hybrid buses will travel the route.

Environment | Transportation | Energy

New Oil Train Safety Rules Approved In Oregon

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 21, 2015 3 p.m. | Portland

Oregon adopts new rules requiring railroads to share more information with state officials. The rules come in response to concerns over the state’s readiness for oil train spills and fires.

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Wildfire Closes Highway 230 In Southern Cascades

AP | Aug. 14, 2015 4:35 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon Department of Transportation has expanded the closure of a highway through the southern Cascades due to a wildfire burning on the northwestern corner of Crater Lake National Park.

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TriMet Ready To Approve Hike In Payroll Taxes

OPB | Aug. 12, 2015 3:30 p.m. | Portland

TriMet board members signaled Wednesday they're likely to increase payroll taxes, in the years to come. 

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Historic Replica Passes Through McNary Dam

East Oregonian | Aug. 12, 2015 8:15 a.m.

Visitors to McNary Dam got an up-close look at the Lady Washington on Monday as the tall ship passed through the dam’s navigation lock.

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Sherwood Railroad Trestle Collapses In Brush Fire

AP | Aug. 11, 2015 8:36 a.m.

A fire in Sherwood has caused two partial collapses of an 85-year-old Portland & Western railroad trestle.

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Portland Report Highlights Differences Between Cabs And Ride Services

OPB | July 27, 2015 2:42 p.m.

In April, Portland started a four-month pilot program deregulating the taxi industry and allowing ride services Uber and Lyft to operate legally for the first time.

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Portland's Street Fee Is Not Dead

OPB | July 23, 2015 3:03 p.m. | Portland

The discussion about how to repair Portland’s streets has been resurrected.

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Portland Halfway Through Street Light Conversion Project

OPB | July 23, 2015 1:40 p.m. | Portland

The city has been working on the project since last year, and is already saving about $100,000 a month in electricity costs, according to city officials.

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Electric Highway Aims To Spark More EV Use

Medford Mail Tribune | July 20, 2015 3:59 p.m. | MEDFORD, Ore.

Oregon's contribution to a planned West Coast Electric Highway would include 44 quick chargers scattered across the state.