Taylor Griggs

Taylor Griggs

Taylor Griggs is Portland Mercury's news reporter. She is interested in all of your ideas, comments and concerns, but particularly those related to transportation, climate, labor and Portland city government. Send Taylor an email at tgriggs@portlandmercury.com, and find her on Twitter @taylorjgriggs

News Jun 30 7:30 AM

CAT in Crisis: Financial Trouble Threatens Future of Portland’s Community Alliance of Tenants

The nearly three-decade old nonprofit plans to lay off most staffers until it secures more resources. Employees say the problem goes even deeper, alleging mismanagement and union-busting.

News Jun 26 8:21 PM

Without Tolling Revenue, ODOT Puts the Brakes on Two Portland-Area Freeway Projects

As state transportation agency stretches to find funding alternatives, watchdogs rejoice over reevaluation of plans to widen I-205 and I-5.

News Jun 23 3:08 PM

Skaters Renew Pressure on Portland City Leaders to Build Steel Bridge Skatepark

With a quarter million dollars for design from Prosper Portland set aside, skatepark advocates say new park could play key role in downtown revitalization.

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News Jun 22 3:37 PM

Multnomah County to Sue Big Oil for Billions for Their Role In Deadly Heat Dome Event

Multnomah County Commissioners voted today to file a lawsuit against fossil fuel companies for their role in the climate crisis and deadly 2021 heat dome.

News Jun 19 5:50 PM

In Last-Minute Amendment, Oregon Lawmakers Propose $1 Billion For I-5 Bridge Replacement Project

Critics say the budget for the Interstate Bridge Replacement Program is skyrocketing too quickly, leaving funding for other services in jeopardy.

Politics Jun 19 11:22 AM

Portland’s Charter Reform is Moving Full Steam Ahead

Elected leaders would make at least $140K under new salary proposals, while draft voting district maps draw concern over geographic splits.

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Transportation Jun 12 2:45 PM

Four-Month Pause on MAX Red Line Service to PDX Starts This Weekend

TriMet plans shuttle service from Gateway Transit Center to the airport, but asks passengers to plan extra time in their commute.

Environment Jun 9 8:50 AM

Climate Activists To Protest Zenith Oil Along the Willamette River

The demonstration is the latest effort to get the oil transport company's permits reversed at the local and state level.

News Jun 5 4:13 PM

Freight Train Pain: City Will Study Solutions for Frequently Blocked Eastside Railroad Crossings

Portlanders have griped about problematic railroad crossings in the Central Eastside for years. Now, a federal grant will allow the city to work on fixes. 

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News May 31 8:00 AM

Pedalpalooza, Portland's Summer-Long Bike Festival, Begins This Week

A Thursday evening kickoff ride will herald the annual bike festivities.

News May 24 7:45 AM

"PBOT Is on Life Support": Inside Portland’s Transportation Budget Crisis

An 11th-hour city budget amendment proposed by Mayor Ted Wheeler has revealed the depths of the transportation bureau’s woes.

Transportation May 22 4:45 PM

Transportation Justice Advocates Plan Rally Against TriMet Fare Hike

TriMet's board of directors is expected to approve a 30-cent fare increase on Wednesday. Opponents say it's the wrong way for the transit agency to fix its budget woes.

Transportation May 18 7:38 AM

Traffic Cops are Back—But Advocates Still Want More Speed Cameras

Portland Police are bringing back the traffic enforcement team, but advocates point to traffic light cameras as the best way to slow drivers and reduce racial bias in policing.

News May 12 2:45 PM

The Right to Rest in Oregon

What happened with the controversial proposal that would allow homeless Oregonians equal access to public space?

News May 9 7:55 AM

Build It and They Will Pay: ODOT’s Plans for Tolling Generate Broad Backlash

Skepticism from Governor Tina Kotek and state legislators about the Oregon Department of Transportation's tolling plans may have lasting impacts.