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.

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. 

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.

How Did Portland's Roads Get So Bad?

OPB | May 27, 2014

TUESDAY: Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick proposed a transportation user fee last week to help fix the city's roads.

The Bridge Is Back — But Don't Call It the CRC

OPB | April 01, 2014

TUESDAY: Washington state Rep. Liz Pike wants to bring lawmakers on both sides of the Columbia River back to the table to come up with a new plan for an I-5 bridge.

When Will Portland Get A Bike Share System?

OPB | March 26, 2014

WEDNESDAY: As bike share programs crop up around the country, Portland's program still hasn't gotten off the ground.

Oregon-Led Bridge Plan Gets A Hearing In Salem

OPB | Feb. 13, 2014

THURSDAY: Lawmakers heard testimony Wednesday on a proposal to build a new bridge across the Columbia River without funding from Washington state.

Secretary Of State Releases TriMet Audit

OPB | Jan. 29, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Secretary of State Kate Brown is releasing a top-to-bottom audit of the state's largest transit agency.

What To Expect From The 2014 Legislative Session

OPB | Jan. 16, 2014

THURSDAY: We'll check in with our Capitol reporter about the issues that will shape the 2014 legislative session.

Could Tolling Save The Columbia River Crossing?

OPB | Jan. 15, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Oregon lawmakers are looking at tolls as a way to fund the bridge project without resources from Washington.

Columbia River Crossing Dies in Olympia

OPB | July 01, 2013

After eight years and $175 million spent on planning, the Columbia River Crossing project has apparently died. 

Considering The Future of Bicycling

OPB | June 10, 2013

Two new reports, one from the City Club of Portland and one from the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, lay out visions for the future of Portland's bicycle infrastructure.

Environmental News Round-Up

OPB | May 06, 2013

We're bringing together our Ecotrope blogger and Earthfix editor to catch us up on some of the latest environmental news.

Finding Funding For A New I-5 Bridge

OPB | April 23, 2013

Key decisions about funding for the Columbia River Crossing now rest with Washington lawmakers.

ODOT Sued After Bus Crash

OPB | April 09, 2013

Survivors of a bus crash on I-84 are suing the Oregon Department of Transportation, saying it failed to properly equip and maintain the icy stretch of highway.

Coal Would Bring More Rail Traffic To Northwest

OPB | April 05, 2013

An investigation by EarthFix reporter Bonnie Stewart shows it would take a lot to get Northwest railways ready for more coal trains.

Possible Routes For High-Speed Rail In Oregon

OPB | Jan. 23, 2013

The Oregon Passenger Rail Leadership Council is considering four possible routes for high-speed rail in Oregon.

Watching And Waiting On The Sellwood Bridge

OPB | Jan. 23, 2013

We'll hear the latest on the replacement of the Sellwood bridge, the state's most heavily traveled two-lane bridge.