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TriMet will get a new addition to its rail system later this month, when it opens the new Orange Line.
8 hours ago   The Oregonian
Forget Hollywood's proclivity for destroying Los Angeles and San Francisco in movies like San Andreas—the greatest seismic threat in North America is in the Pacific Northwest.
Jul 16, 2015   The New Yorker
The newest addition to the city of Portland's Street Seats program is the result of a student team of designers and builders from Portland State University.
Jul 8, 2015   Portland State University
Eric Jaffe's July 1 article in CityLab has 18 reasons, and not one in opposition. The date is significant as it marks the official kickoff of the Oregon Road Usage Charge program.
Jul 6, 2015   CityLab
It makes economic sense: increase supply in desirable areas to match demand. These articles look at some of the factors complicating that story in on the west coast.
Jul 4, 2015   City Observatory City Commentary
The Associated Press reports that while the exact details of the compromise plan that involve an 11.9-cent gas tax increase have yet to be released, the deal affects Gov. Jay Inslee's proposed low carbon fuel standard.
Jun 30, 2015   Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Portland is picking up momentum on fitful long-term planning efforts along the east bank of the Willamette River.
Jun 25, 2015   The Oregonian
Yes, vehicles have become more fuel efficient, but a just-released report by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy shows that inflation is 3.5 times more responsible for the decline in the purchasing power of the gas tax.
Jun 25, 2015   Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy
Oregon may end its low carbon fuel standard, one of two in the nation, to increase the gas tax by four cents and implement a bevy of clean fuel alternatives to replace the three-month-old clean fuels program.
Jun 24, 2015   The Oregonian
Vermont's Transportation Secretary points to increased fuel efficiency as reason to look for an alternative revenue option, favoring Oregon's Road Usage Charge. Meanwhile, U.S. DOT reactivated its "ticker" to warn of funding cutoff after July 31.
Jun 23, 2015   VPR
A Hummer weighs 2.6 times more than a Prius C, so it must contribute that much more to road wear, right? Actually, that's wrong, not even close. To understand the main cause of road wear, one must look at heavy, not light trucks.
Jun 5, 2015   OReGO Communications