All articles tagged "Transportation"
Transportation Mon 4:29 PM

TriMet Joins Portland's War on Drugs

After a study found negligible amounts of meth and fentanyl residue on transit, TriMet calls for a "crackdown." Experts recommend a more nuanced approach.

Transportation Aug 9 4:22 PM

Cops, Cameras, and "Safe Systems": The Debate About Curbing Traffic Violence on Portland's Streets

Portland continues to experience record-breaking numbers of traffic crash fatalities. With funding and political barriers, what's the best way to keep people safe on the streets?

News Jul 20 3:43 PM

Portland Has a New Plan for the Future of Urban Freight

City planners look to cargo bikes, improved rail crossings, and dedicated bike and truck lanes for improved safety and sustainability to move goods around Portland.

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News Jul 12 1:46 PM

Pete Buttigieg's Tour of 82nd Avenue Underscores Opportunities, Ultimatums For One of Portland's Busiest Corridors

With $80 million in federal funds, transportation leaders must move quickly to enact projects before a 2026 deadline. They'll also need to hash out a greater vision for transforming the corridor.

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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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.

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. 

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.

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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 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.

Transportation Mar 27 12:35 PM

TriMet Wants to Fix its Most Unreliable Bus Line, While Making Routes Safer for Students

Changes to Line 70 would reduce Cleveland High School students crossing Powell Boulevard.

Transportation Mar 13 9:05 AM

Traffic Deaths in Portland Remain Record-High For a Second Year

Speeding, dark conditions, and persistent traffic exposure played a role in the 63 fatalities in 2022.

Transportation Feb 7 10:00 AM

From Face Chewing to Chronic Code Violations: How Does TriMet Determine the Length of Rider Bans?

TriMet issued its second-ever lifetime ban after the Gresham MAX station attack.

Transportation Jan 6 1:48 PM

Advocates Fear Increased Pedestrian Deaths in Planned Rose Quarter Project

ODOT’s own analysis of the project shows an increased risk in pedestrians being hit by cars.

Transportation Dec 22 1:55 PM

Q&A: Metro President Lynn Peterson on New Book, Roadways for People

Peterson calls for greater community engagement in transportation planning.