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Portland's For-Hire Transportation Experiment To Wrap Up Next Month

OPB | July 27, 2015

In April, Portland started a four-month pilot program deregulating the taxi industry and allowing ride services Uber and Lyft to operate legally for the first time.

How Portland's New Comprehensive Plan Affects You

OPB | July 13, 2015

Portland is updating its Comprehensive Plan — the multifaceted documents will guide the way the city develops for the next two decades.

How Can Portland Become More Bike-Friendly?

OPB | July 01, 2015

Activists and city leaders are debating the future of Portland's bike infrastructure.

Olympia And Salem Wind Down Sessions

OPB | June 29, 2015

The legislatures in Washington and Oregon are still struggling to pass the final bills of their respective sessions.

News Roundtable: June 26, 2015

OPB | June 26, 2015

It’s time for our news roundtable, where we take a look at some of the biggest stories of the week with a rotating panel of journalists and other news watchers.

Oregon's Per Mile Tax To Get Test Drive

OPB | June 02, 2015

The Oregon Department of Transportation's will sign up 5,000 drivers to test how a per mile tax would work in a program it calls "OReGO."

A Conversation With Portland Mayor Charlie Hales

OPB | May 21, 2015

We sit down with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales to talk about Uber, the Pembina propane terminal, how he wants to spend the city's $49 million budget surplus, and more.

Problems With Uber's Wheelchair Accessibility

OPB | May 20, 2015

OPB's Amelia Templeton and Joe VanderVeer,  former chairman of Portland’s Commission on Disabilities, tried to get a ride in an Uber vehicle that could take VanderVeer's wheelchair. It took 15 attempts and nine hours.

Politics Get Complicated Over Oregon Transportation Funding

OPB | May 18, 2015

The end of the legislative session is not far off, but Oregon lawmakers are struggling to find common ground on funding transportation infrastructure.

Portland Considering New Regulations For Uber, Taxis

OPB | April 21, 2015

Portland city commissioners will vote Tuesday on a pilot program that could lead to permanent change to the rules for cabs and other for-hire vehicles.

Oregon Lawmakers Consider Background Checks And More

OPB | April 02, 2015

OPB Salem correspondent Chris Lehman joins us to fill us in on this week's activities in the capitol.

Life As A Driver

OPB | March 13, 2015

FRIDAY: A Portland cab driver and an Uber driver discuss their experiences in the transportation industry.

Oregon Lawmakers Kick Off 2015 Session

OPB | Feb. 02, 2015

MONDAY: Transportation, marijuana regulation, and gun control will be among the issues dominating the legislative session that starts Monday.

Nation's First Transgender Mayor Leaves Office

OPB | Jan. 09, 2015

FRIDAY: Former Silverton Mayor Stu Rasmussen joins us to look back at his time in office and talk about what lies ahead.

WA Governor Inslee Lays Out Plans For Roads, Schools, And Taxes

OPB | Dec. 18, 2014

THURSDAY: Washington Governor Jay Inslee is rolling out his two-year budget proposal this week. OPB reporter Austin Jenkins gives us the highlights.

Uber Launches In Portland

OPB | Dec. 08, 2014

MONDAY: Uber began service in Portland on Friday despite objections from city officials who say the ride service company is operating illegally. 

Discussing Proposed Changes to PPS Transfer Policy

OPB | Nov. 18, 2014

TUESDAY: We'll hear more about recommended changes to the transfer policy at Portland Public Schools from the district, parents, and the committee that made the recommendations.

Parents Object To New PPS Transfer Policy Proposal

OPB | Nov. 12, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Concerned parents attended a school board meeting on Monday night to comment on proposed changes to the transfer policy at Portland Public Schools.

Why Hasn't Uber Come To Portland?

OPB | July 28, 2014

MONDAY: We'll look into why Uber's car-sharing service is available in more than 100 cities across the world -- but not in Portland.

George Fox Transgender Student Will Appeal Ruling

OPB | July 16, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We'll talk with Jayce, a transgender student at George Fox University, who was denied permission to live on campus with other men.