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As Chair Steps Down, Energy Council Grants Another Extension For Vancouver Oil Terminal

OPB | Aug. 17, 2017 7:15 p.m.

For the seventh time, a decision on a controversial Vancouver oil terminal has been pushed back. The Washington state energy board now has until November 30 to make a recommendation to Gov. Jay Inslee.

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Washington Commuters Brace For Solar Eclipse Gridlock

OPB | Aug. 14, 2017 2:06 p.m.

Next week could become a traffic nightmare for Vancouver residents who regularly commute into Portland for work, as a million people descend on Oregon for Monday’s total solar eclipse.

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After Days Of Heat-Related Delays, TriMet Charges To Ride Again

OPB | Aug. 4, 2017 10:37 a.m. | Portland

Earlier this week the Portland-area transit agency waived fares because of delays caused by extreme heat. Trains are still slow today due to higher-than-normal temperatures, but you must pay to ride. 

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TriMet Again Waives Ticket Fees, But Heat Delays Still Likely

OPB | Aug. 3, 2017 2:39 p.m. | Portland

For the second day in a row, TriMet users can expect another day of free rides. The transit agency said it will again waive ticket charges Thursday but riders could see more delays.

Recreation | Transportation | Environment

New Bus Gives Hikers a New Way to Get Outside

KUOW/EarthFix | July 28, 2017 4:45 p.m. | Seattle

Starting this week, it will be easier for Seattle-area hikers to get to the woods on public transportation.

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High-Speed Rail From Portland To Vancouver, BC? Feasibility Study Underway

Northwest News Network | July 27, 2017 11:45 a.m.

With an assist from Microsoft, Washington state's Department of Transportation has launched a feasibility study of bullet train service in Cascadia.

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TriMet Report: Majority Of Transit Crimes Occur On Rail System

OPB | July 26, 2017 2:39 p.m. | Portland

A new report from TriMet says more than 1,200 crimes were reported out of nearly 99 million rides during 2016.

Nation | Transportation | NW Life

Morrison Bridge To Close For 2 Weeks, Heavy Traffic Expected

OPB | July 20, 2017 10:25 a.m.

Officials also expect an increase in traffic on adjacent bridges, along with Grand Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. 

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Portlanders Used Biketown Enough In First Year To Circle The Globe 24 Times

OPB | July 18, 2017 3:46 p.m.

Biketown's first year saw service expansions, a new low-income program and more than 600,000 miles ridden. 

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Oregon Eel Cleanup: 'It’s Not Going To Be A Very Pleasant Smell'

OPB | July 14, 2017 1:02 p.m.

As of Friday morning, several tons of hagfish — commonly known as slime eels — were moved to the side of U.S. Highway 101.