Portland

16 hours ago
The Southwest Corridor light rail project has a preferred alternative route, but there's still a lot of work to do before the ambitious project can begin construction, much less begin shuttling riders between Portland and Bridgeport Village.
The Oregonian
20 hours ago
The Oregon Department of Transportation anticipates spending about a million dollars to bring boulders to road embankments so that they are less hospitable to the homeless.
KGW
3 days ago
A renovation saved the Portland Building, designed by postmodern pioneer Michael Graves, from demolition, but its likely doomed its status on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Architect's Newspaper
June 17, 2019, 2pm PDT
City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly intends to debut a plan to install several miles of bus-only lanes in the city.
Willamette Week
June 11, 2019, 11am PDT
A sweeping reform of Seattle's current accessory dwelling unit (ADU) rules is currently underway. Proposed legislation sets the stage for an ADU boom to potentially match Vancouver and Portland.
The Urbanist
June 7, 2019, 7am PDT
In an effort to generate a new approach to economic development and infrastructure investment, the Brookings Institution has developed a new "Economic Value Atlas."
Brookings Institution
May 23, 2019, 11am PDT
Beyond adding more housing to the market, fourplexes could bring a lot more federally mandated wheelchair accessibility to Portland.
Sightline
May 11, 2019, 11am PDT
A planning process launched after Portland bought the former location of the city's Central Post Office from the federal government has yielded a final design concept.
The Oregonian
May 10, 2019, 2pm PDT
Single-room-occupancy hotels are providing much-needed affordable housing for the city’s most vulnerable residents.
Oregon Live
May 5, 2019, 9am PDT
A regional transportation tax could be on the 2020 ballot in Portland and surrounding communities in Oregon. How much of that money created by the new tax, should it pass, will go to transit and how much will go to cars is an open question.
Willamette Week
May 4, 2019, 1pm PDT
The state of Washington has allocated funding from its 2019-2021 biennium transportation appropriations bill to study the creation of the Cascadia High Speed Rail Authority.
The Urbanist
April 15, 2019, 10am PDT
The Federal Transit Administration announced a new round of funding for the Capital Investment Grants program last week.
Federal Transit Administration
April 10, 2019, 9am PDT
All of Portland's 3,000 miles of residential streets now have a maximum speed of 20 miles per hour. Similar changes could be coming to more Oregon cities in the future.
The Oregonian
April 8, 2019, 6am PDT
Cordon pricing applied to Manhattan's Central Business District, approved by the state legislature on March 31 and signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on April 1, has the ability to be a game changer for other cities considering similar programs.
The New York Times
April 7, 2019, 11am PDT
A project is back from the dead in the Pacific Northwest, at least in the eyes of the governors of Oregon and Washington.
The Oregonian
March 30, 2019, 7am PDT
Originally approved by 52 percent of voters in May 2016, the 4-year, 10 cents per gallon city gas tax has outperformed revenue projections. Funds are split between road maintenance and bike and pedestrian projects.
The Oregonian
March 29, 2019, 10am PDT
An audit describes a number of issues with the city’s program to identify and remove illegal encampments.
Oregon Live
March 20, 2019, 9am PDT
Building more fourplexes could do a lot to fix Portland’s missing middle plan, one commentator argues.
Henry Kraemer
March 2, 2019, 7am PST
The work of the Portland Bureau of Transportation on NE Tillamook Street is a perfect example of how a little bit of money can go a long way for traffic safety.
Bike Portland
February 17, 2019, 1pm PST
The environmental assessment for the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project, released on February 15, 2019, promises to be controversial.
The Oregonian