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The Fight Over Tolls In Oregon's Transportation Bill

From light rail to commuting by bike, the Portland area has a long history of transportation experimentation.

Now, the big transportation bill in the Oregon Legislature calls for another innovation beloved by traffic reformers: congestion pricing. 37 more words

Dept. Of Transportation

Our Opinion: State needs this transportation package

Ever-present traffic jams harm the region’s economy, health and environment as productivity suffers, idling cars send fumes into the air, and freight movement is impeded. These consequences have been amply documented over the years by cost-of-congestion studies, and any Portland-area motorist can attest that the problems are only getting worse. 11 more words

Oregon Legislature

It's time to get serious about Portland's traffic (Guest opinion) |

Tammy Baney, Oregon’s Transportation Commission Chair, got it right. It’s time to get serious about reducing road congestion in the Portland area. As business leaders, we see the impact traffic has on our employees, our customers and our bottom line. 49 more words

The Oregonian

Traffic Congestion Driving to the Maryland/Delaware Beaches

On Route 404 west of Denton, Maryland, road construction is causing workers to direct traffic one way while cars driving in the opposite direction wait. Traveling eastbound, I waited a few minutes, however as traffic increases I suspect that will change. 30 more words


Back to school - concerns about congestion and safety

Many roads again are expected to become more congested as school resumes in most parts of the country especially in cities. But while congestion is usually the top issue along roads near many schools, one concern that usually takes a back seat to congestion is safety. 238 more words

Public Transport

Central Oregon braces for eclipse traffic

Multi-hour delays from traffic could delay emergency response vehicles.

At 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 21, Jason Hertel’s State Farm office in Madras will not open as it normally does. 57 more words

Bend Bulletin

You could soon pay rush-hour tolls on Portland freeways

Portland-area drivers may soon have a choice between saving minutes on their commute or keeping more dollars in their wallet.

The multibillion-dollar transportation bill under consideration in Salem includes a section to put tolls on Interstate 5 and Interstate 205 at the Washington border and continue them through the Portland metro area, all the way to where the freeways intersect in Wilsonville. 12 more words

The Oregonian