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Portland City Council To Vote On Ride Service Pilot Program

OPB | April 17, 2015 3:15 p.m. | Portland

As early as next week, Portlanders could reinstall ride-finding apps like Uber and Lyft, and start virtually hailing rides.

Transportation | Energy | Environment

Washington Oil Train And Pipeline Safety Bill Advances

KUOW | April 14, 2015 5:45 p.m.

The Washington House gives its approval to a bill that would set higher oil train safety standards.

Transportation | News | Politics

Wash. House Democrats Release Transportation Revenue Plan

OPB | April 14, 2015 7:35 a.m.

Washington House Democrats on Monday released their take on a transportation revenue package, a version that looks similar to the Senate's $15 billion 16-year plan that includes an incremental gas tax increase of nearly 12-cents a gallon.

Transportation | News | Politics

Senate Votes To Require Cable Barriers On Interstate Medians

AP | April 14, 2015 7:28 a.m.

The Oregon Senate has voted to require cable barriers between opposing traffic lanes on interstate highways.

Transportation | News

State Inspectors Check Accuracy Of Pumps, Scales

AP | April 13, 2015 10:13 a.m.

The Oregon Department of Agriculture has a team of 18 Weights and Measures Program inspectors who visit every store or business with licensed scales.

Transportation | News

Ashland Wants ODOT To Ensure I-5 Welcome Area Is Staffed

AP | April 13, 2015 7:58 a.m.

The Ashland City Council voted to modify an agreement with the Oregon Department of Transportation to supply city water to a proposed rest area and welcome center on Interstate 5.

Transportation | News | Business

With Port’s Carriers Gone, Shipping Costs Increase For Businesses

OPB | April 10, 2015 6 a.m.

The Port of Portland has lost another international container carrier, leaving businesses to figure out how to get their products to overseas markets.

Transportation | News

Coast Guard: Man Who Jumped Off Ferry Fined $5,000

AP | April 9, 2015 7:18 a.m.

The Coast Guard has issued a $5,000 fine to a man who intentionally jumped overboard from a Washington state ferry before the vessel left the Bremerton, Washington, ferry terminal.

Transportation | News | Energy

Washington Tribe Sues To Block Oil Trains Across Its Land

AP | April 8, 2015 9:54 a.m.

The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community is suing BNSF Railway, alleging the company is violating an agreement that restricts the number of trains that can cross its reservation in northwest Washington.

Transportation | News | Business

Tacoma, Seattle Ports Meet Privately About Merger

AP | April 8, 2015 7:25 a.m.

The governing bodies of the ports of Tacoma and Seattle have met again to discuss a planned merger of their cargo operations and marketing.