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Railroad Safety Whistleblower Awarded $1.25M In Retaliation Case

OPB/EarthFix | July 2, 2015 2:56 p.m. | Tacoma, Washington

A federal jury says railroad company BNSF retaliated against a whistleblower who brought safety concerns to light.

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ODOT Launches Program That Could Replace Gas Tax

OPB | July 1, 2015 6 a.m. | Portland

Oregonians interested in ditching the gas tax can enroll in the Oregon Department of Transportation's pay-per-mile program Wednesday.

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National Transportation App Acquires Portland Ticketing Software

OPB | June 30, 2015 9 a.m. | Portland

Portland-based mobile ticketing tech company GlobeSherpa has been acquired by transportation comparison app RideScout, the companies announced Tuesday.

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Timelapse Shows Full Colors Of Tilikum Crossing Lighting System

OPB | June 23, 2015 6 a.m. | Portland

Portland's newest bridge, the Tilikum Crossing, lit up Monday evening as TriMet tested an aesthetic lighting system.

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Report: More Than 400 Oregon Bridges Are Structurally Deficient

OPB | June 12, 2015 12:49 p.m.

A new report by Transportation for America says Oregon has 439 structurally deficient bridges.

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School Bus Driver Crashes Into Trees After Falling Asleep

AP | June 9, 2015 1:59 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Salem police say a school bus crashed into a retaining wall and severed two trees after the driver fell asleep.

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Downtown Portland Bridge Closed To Traffic Sunday

AP | June 9, 2015 10:46 a.m.

Multnomah County will close the Morrison Bridge to motor vehicle traffic on Sunday for inspection and maintenance work on the troublesome lift span deck.

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Wash., Skagit County To Review Shell Oil-By-Rail Project

AP | June 9, 2015 9:50 a.m.

State regulators say they'll work with Skagit County to conduct a full environmental review of a proposed oil-by-rail project at the Shell Puget Sound Refinery near Anacortes.

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The Clean Energy Governor And The Columbia River Oil Refinery

OPB | June 5, 2015 4:47 p.m. | Longview, Washington

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is a national leader on climate change policy. He’s also the head of a government working with businessmen who want to bring trainloads of crude oil into his state.

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2 Rural Washington Airports Receive Federal Grant Funds

AP | June 3, 2015 8:22 a.m.

Federal grants will pay for upgrades at the Walla Walla and Pasco airports.