May 19, 2017, 2pm PDT
According to Smart Growth America, more than 1,000 local, regional, and state agencies have adopted Complete Streets policies, which means many suburban communities, like Vancouver, Washington, are focusing on safety for all users.
October 25, 2016, 7am PDT
The city of Woodland, Washington, offers a case study in government funding. Voters there will consider a sales tax as part of its transportation benefit district, but the benefit could extend to the police department as well.
November 26, 2014, 12pm PST
A proposed oil-by-rail facility proposed for the Port of Vancouver could set a new standard for capacity.
July 8, 2013, 10am PDT
Wash. state senate Republicans dealt a crushing blow to governors of both Wash. and Ore. by killing a 10.5-cent gas tax bill needed to tap $850 million in federal funds to finance rebuilding of two, obsolete I-5 spans over the Columbia River.
July 22, 2009, 9am PDT
Officials in Washington's Clark County are considering a plan to enact an annual fee for bicyclists to fund bike-related infrastructure.
March 11, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Universities across the country are reviving their connections to their host cities, participating in urban renewal projects and investing in their cities' futures.</p>
November 19, 2007, 5am PST
<p>Housing affordability is becoming a major issue in Washington, where workers increasingly have to "drive to qualify".</p>
August 19, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>In a fact-finding mission to see if the technology is right for their city, officials from Vancouver, Washington, will hop over the state line to Portland to try out the city's streetcar system.</p>
August 17, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>Citizens and homeowners in Washington have teamed up against a number of proposed housing developments that would replace more than 100 acres of open space and wetlands.</p>
July 9, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Facing a transportation funding shortage, a county supervisor in Washington has proposed letting some roadways get more crowded and congested to save the money that would have been spent to improve them -- money the county doesn't have.</p>
May 8, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>Planners in Eugene, Oregon, have nixed plans for light rail in favor of a bus rapid transit system. However, they say the system's dedicated lanes could be converted into light rail routes in the future if the population increases enough.</p>
January 3, 2004, 5am PST
The Columbian profiles Clark County Community Development director Richard Carson about his 'contrarian' perspectives on planning.
March 15, 2003, 7am PST
The residents of Portland, Oregon are moving across the Columbia River to Washington for a better planned quality of life.