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Road-use tax pilot program in Washington state begins in two weeks

Washington state will launch its road-use tax pilot program in two weeks, according to state officials. The pilot program will last approximately one year and can potentially replace the fuel tax if proven successful. 61 more words

Oregon's local, state agencies brace for federal government shutdown

The U.S. government shut down at midnight Friday after Congress failed to resolve a partisan standoff over immigration and spending. A flurry of last-minute negotiations failed to beat the deadline. 29 more words

Statesman Journal

Subsidized passenger train ridership declines after derailment

Oregon saw its subsidized passenger train ridership plummet in December following a fatal train derailment south of Tacoma Dec. 18.

Ridership of state-subsidized Amtrak Cascade passenger trains has plummeted in the past month since an Amtrak train derailment just south of Tacoma, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation. 8 more words

Portland Tribune

Pace Of Seismic Retrofits Picks Up To Help Drivers Get Around After 'The Big One'

Oregon and Washington officials have identified hundreds of bridges that still need to be replaced or retrofitted to withstand a magnitude 9 earthquake from the offshore Cascadia fault zone. 27 more words

OPB - Oregon Public Broadcasting

Editorial: A step ahead for Millersburg project 

Plans to place an intermodal freight-transfer facility on the site of the former International Paper mill in Millersburg got a boost Thursday: Oregon Department of Transportation officials said that the proposal on behalf of the Millersburg site was good enough to move forward and that backers now would be invited to submit a more detailed plan. 11 more words

Opinion

Millersburg transload project gets a boost

The Albany-Millersburg Economic Development Corp. has cleared its first major hurdle toward building a $25 million transmodal reloading facility at the former International Paper site. 63 more words

Dept. Of Transportation