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From Controversy To Icon: Portland's Aerial Tram Turns 10

OPB | Feb. 12, 2017 12:45 p.m. | Portland

Portland’s aerial tram can now be seen as one of the city’s most transformational projects ever. But it wasn't always a popular project.

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TriMet Awarded $3.4M Grant To Buy Electric Buses

Pamplin Media Group | July 24, 2016 10:27 a.m.

TriMet will buy four battery-electric buses thanks to a $3.4 million federal grant that Oregon U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley helped obtain.

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Portland's Proposed Rapid Bus Actually Slower Than Existing Bus

OPB | March 22, 2016 3:35 p.m. | Portland

A proposed bus rapid transit line from Gresham to downtown Portland would move passengers more slowly than the current east-west bus lines.

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National Transportation App Acquires Portland Ticketing Software

OPB | June 30, 2015 9 a.m. | Portland

Portland-based mobile ticketing tech company GlobeSherpa has been acquired by transportation comparison app RideScout, the companies announced Tuesday.

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Popular App, ODOT Tracking Cyclists GPS To Improve Roads

OPB | June 3, 2014 3:41 p.m. | Portland

The Strava app tracks your run and bike routes through GPS. And the Oregon Department of Transportation is interested, too. ODOT officials are interested in which routes you usually use when biking to determine future transportation projects and make roads safer for cyclists.

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Your Reponses On Feeling Safe On Public Transit

OPB | April 24, 2014 12:32 p.m. | Portland

Earlier this month, I came across an interesting article on The Atlantic Cities website about women feeling safe on public transit — but Portland was only mentioned in an aside about TriMet's real-time GPS bus tracker, despite its well-used public transit system.