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The Fight Over Tolls In Oregon's Transportation Bill

OPB | June 22, 2017 4:33 p.m. | Portland

Congestion pricing, which has long been promoted by transportation reformers, is a key issue in massive transportation bill facing an uncertain future in Oregon Legislature.

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Oregon Transportation Bill Undergoes Surgery To Slim Some Taxes

OPB | June 13, 2017 3:15 p.m.

Senate transportation chief Lee Beyer said new draft of road-and-transit-funding bill will reduce proposed gas tax increases and revamp proposed bicycle tax.

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Gorge Commission Hears Union Pacific Appeal Of Mosier Track Expansion

OPB | June 13, 2017 9:54 a.m. | Portland

The proposed five-mile expansion would pass through the site of last year’s oil train derailment that spilled 40,000 gallons of crude oil and contaminated the town’s groundwater.

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Massive Oregon Transportation Package Tackles Traffic Congestion, Wintry Weather Issues

OPB | June 1, 2017 5:31 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

A proposed $8.2 billion transportation package in the Oregon legislature would fund highways, mass transit and bike routes -- and impose several new taxes and fees to do it. 

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Cyclists Have Mixed Views On An Oregon Bike Tax

OPB | May 28, 2017 8:15 a.m. | Eugene, Oregon

A proposed $8 billion transportation spending package in Oregon could include a tax on the sale of bicycles. It's getting a mixed reaction from Oregon's bicycling community.

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Washington Governor Signs I-5 Bridge Replacement Bill

OPB | May 10, 2017 4:45 p.m.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed 28 bills into law Wednesday morning, including a measure that would revive plans to replace the aging Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River.

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Portland Considers 'Biketown' Expansion

OPB | May 8, 2017 3:04 p.m. | Portland

Less than a year after launching Biketown, Portland looks to expand the bike share program east and north, and make it easier to park the orange bikes in certain areas.

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7 Weeks After Massive Landslide, Washington Highway Set To Reopen

OPB | May 5, 2017 3:32 p.m.

Drivers in southwest Washington could see some relief on their commute home. After being closed for seven weeks, State Route 503 near Woodland is set to reopen after a massive landslide.

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Mudslides Halt Rail Traffic Between Seattle And Portland

AP | May 5, 2017 7:52 a.m.

Officials with BNSF Railway say mudslides have forced the suspension of train traffic on a heavily traveled section of rails between Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon.

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Washington State Approves Draft Air Permit For Vancouver Oil Terminal

OPB | May 3, 2017 9:25 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Environmentalists are concerned about a draft air permit that has been released for a proposed oil terminal in Vancouver.