US Transportation Secretary Praises Light Rail, New Portland Bridge

OPB |Oct. 01, 2014 3 p.m.

The U.S. secretary of transportation was in Portland Wednesday morning to discuss federal transportation funding with Oregon politicians.

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.

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