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ODOT Braces For Winter With New Plows, Salt

East Oregonian | Oct. 14, 2017 1:27 p.m.

ODOT is preparing for the worst after purchasing five new tow plows — capable of plowing two lanes at once — and expanding its pilot program to use rock salt on more Oregon highways.

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Airbus Flying Robo-Taxi Readied For Testing In Oregon

Northwest News Network | Aug. 23, 2017 10:09 a.m.

A division of aerospace giant Airbus is getting ready to test a pilotless flying air taxi in Oregon.

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Rock Salt Approved For Use On I-84 In Oregon Next Winter

East Oregonian | Aug. 5, 2017 1:25 p.m.

The Oregon Department of Transportation will experiment with using rock salt on Interstate 84 between Boardman and the Idaho border during icy weather.

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'Stressed' Slime Eels Spill All Over Highway 101 After Crash

OPB | July 13, 2017 2:03 p.m.

A truck carrying slime eels overturned on Highway 101 on Thursday, covering the road and other vehicles in slime.

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Reflects On 2017 Session, What's Next

OPB | July 12, 2017 4:44 p.m.

The 2017 legislative session ended with a mix of victories and disappointments for Oregon Governor Kate Brown. 

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Reimagining Portland's SW Corridor: What To Do With Barbur Boulevard?

Pamplin Media Group | July 12, 2017 7:59 a.m. | Portland

The final design of a Southwest Corridor light-rail line from Portland to Tigard is still many years away, but one of the key, early questions to be answered is what to do with Barbur Boulevard.

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Oregon Transportation Bill Clears Major Hurdle, Passes House

OPB | July 5, 2017 5:38 p.m.

A bill to raise transportation taxes in Oregon by $5.3 billion over the next decade passed the state House and now appears likely to become law.

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Oregon Unveils Transportation Bill Including Gas, Bike Tax Increase

Statesman Journal | July 1, 2017 11:23 a.m.

The Oregon Legislature finally unveiled its intensely negotiated plan for upgrading roads and extending transit statewide — at the suggested taxpayer price of $5.3 billion.

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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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Mug Shots | Transportation Plan | Jewish Museum

OPB | June 8, 2017 noon

Should mug shots be made available to the public? The legislature has released a funding plan for transportation infrastructure — how will it work? And the Oregon Jewish Museum gets a new location.

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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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Oregon's Congressional Delegation Pushes Bill To Prepare For Railroad Derailments, Spills

OPB | April 28, 2017 2:32 p.m. | Portland

Members of Oregon’s congressional delegation introduced a bipartisan bill Friday to help towns and cities prepare for serious railroad incidents.

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Washington State Doubling Its Electric Vehicle Fleet

Northwest News Network | April 27, 2017 3:46 p.m. | Olympia, Washington


Prior to this order, the state had about 120 older electric vehicle models such as the Nissan Leaf in its fleet.

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Lane Transit District Seeks $30M From Oregon Legislature For Rapid Transit Bus Line

The Register-Guard | April 11, 2017 9:01 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

LTD wants $30 million from the state, in the form of Oregon Lottery-backed bonds, to use as matching funds for a federal grant it plans to apply for in late 2018.

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Oregon Bill Could Mean Statewide Regulations For Uber, Lyft

OPB | March 31, 2017 4:44 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon lawmakers are taking up a series of bills that would regulate ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft.

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Massive Landslide Shuts Down Highway 503 In Southwest Washington

OPB | March 31, 2017 3:49 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Washington commuters in Cowlitz County are dealing with a massive landslide that has shut down both lanes of state Route 503.

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TriMet Advises Bus Drivers To Avoid Confronting Fare Evaders

Portland Tribune | March 15, 2017 2:36 p.m. | Portland

TriMet says its bus drivers should no longer deny fare evaders access to the bus. But the new guidance for drivers is causing confusion among the agency's own employees.

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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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News Roundtable | Transportation Audit | Marijuana Delivery

OPB | Feb. 10, 2017 noon

We discuss some of the biggest stories of the week and learn about a new audit of the Department of Transportation. And we hear about legal marijuana delivery.

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Panhandling Laws | Transportation Funding | Revolution Fundamentals

OPB | Nov. 30, 2016 noon

New laws in several Oregon cities make giving money to panhandlers illegal. Also, will the legislature compromise on transportation funding? And if marches and protests don't have any effect, how will social change happen?