Oregon

March 12, 2015, 1pm PDT
An urban renewal district established in 2011 in the city of Beaverton, Oregon has so far fallen short of its 150-million potential. But as the local economy improves, so too does the tax increment and bond financing potential of the district.
The Oregonian
March 11, 2015, 12pm PDT
Oregon's much heralded mileage fee program, known as OReGO, has selected the technology to record the miles driven by participants. A French and Canadian company will collaborate to provide a telematics road usage charging framework to begin July 1.
Automotive News
March 9, 2015, 1pm PDT
State lawmakers in Oregon are the latest to consider a law that would require bikers riding at night to wear reflective clothing.
Bike Portland
March 3, 2015, 9am PST
California's cap-and-trade market saw its largest carbon sale, $1.02 billion, thanks to millions of motorists now paying about a dime a gallon for the right to emit carbon for the first time since the program began in November 2012.
The Sacramento Bee
February 18, 2015, 9am PST
The head of Portland's Bureau of Development Services is asking that planners raise standards for discretionary review of development proposals. Among the points made to planners in a recent memo: customer service is not the same as getting to "yes."
The Oregonian
February 17, 2015, 11am PST
Research published by Governing Magazine finds that Portland, Oregon is the U.S. city with the highest degree of gentrification in this century.
Fusion
February 9, 2015, 2pm PST
Transitmix, an online tool for sketching out and testing fantasy transit routes, has evolved beyond its original mass appeal to become a trusted tool for transportation planners around the country.
CityLab
February 8, 2015, 1pm PST
In some cities the idea of adding a high rise is always dead on arrival, even if the city desperately needs to add density. For those communities facing similar challenges, a post on Blooming Rock offers five ways to think outside the high-rise box.
Blooming Rock
January 26, 2015, 12pm PST
Gov. Jerry Brown has an environmental goal that conflicts with an infrastructure goal: reducing oil consumption and raising funds to pay for deferred road needs. The solution may be the Road User Charge, which lies in the hands of a new committee.
Inside Bay Area.com
January 14, 2015, 7am PST
Bike Portland reports that a state committee recommended a Eugene bikeshare system as a top priority for a new round of "ConnectOregon" grants.
Bike Portland
January 12, 2015, 9am PST
Bloomberg Businessweek examines the failed Columbia River Crossing project as a poster child for how political dysfunction is derailing critically needed infrastructure.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek
December 18, 2014, 1pm PST
A blogger writes that bike advocates should think outside the bike lane to bike parking facilities—only when the costs of biking are externalized will a critical mass adopt biking.
Bike Portland
December 14, 2014, 9am PST
The first U.S. incorporated west of the Rockies—Oregon City—is moving forward with a redevelopment plan that will provide public access to the stunning Willamette Falls.
The Oregonian
December 12, 2014, 12pm PST
Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Portland all filed suit against Uber recently hoping to bring the transportation network company in conformity with public safety regulations.
Los Angeles Times
December 9, 2014, 8am PST
California's mileage fee pilot program legislation is now law. Dan Weikel of the Los Angeles Times raises two concerns drivers have regarding the switch to a mileage-based fee from a gas tax: privacy and fairness.
Los Angeles Times
December 7, 2014, 11am PST
A new project to convert a little-used parking lot in a cloverleaf onramp opens the door to improve an awkward bike bridge landing in Portland, Oregon.
Bike Portland
November 29, 2014, 9am PST
Michael Anderson reports on the new bike-pedestrian plan for the Portland International Airport.
Bike Portland
November 23, 2014, 1pm PST
Portland will launch an effort to evaluate and improve its influential neighborhood greenway system of bike friendly residential corridors.
Bike Portland
November 22, 2014, 11am PST
A plan to add 1.3 million square feet of office space at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon would more than double the company's original plans. Washington County will consider the plans for approval early next year.
The Oregonian
November 20, 2014, 12pm PST
According to a first-of-its-kind count of skateboarders in Portland (long known as a mecca for the sport), thousands of skateboarders in Portland are on the streets everyday, with few accommodations made to the popular mode of transportation.
Bike Portland