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TriMet Advises Bus Drivers To Avoid Confronting Fare Evaders

Portland Tribune | March 15, 2017 2:36 p.m. | Portland

TriMet says its bus drivers should no longer deny fare evaders access to the bus. But the new guidance for drivers is causing confusion among the agency's own employees.

Transportation | News | local

Landslide Disrupts SW Washington Amtrak Service

OPB | March 14, 2017 7:46 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Officials say Amtrak services have been temporarily disrupted between Vancouver and Kelso because of a landslide.

Transportation | News | local

Washington Lawmakers Set Course For Sound Transit Changes

Northwest News Network | March 10, 2017 6:15 p.m.

A newly implemented fee for drivers near Puget Sound sent shockwaves through the region, after people renewing their car-tabs found out how much it would cost.

Transportation | News | local | Politics

Former Washington Sen. Benton Blasts Revival Of I-5 Bridge Talks

The Columbian | Feb. 28, 2017 2:08 p.m.

Former Washington state Sen. Don Benton, now with the Trump administration, expressed disapproval of their efforts to revive conversations about the bridge.

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Lawsuit Seeks To Keep Columbia And Snake Rivers Cold For Salmon

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 23, 2017 10 a.m.

A lawsuit filed by salmon advocates calls for the Environmental Protection Agency to pick up where it left off in 2003 in considering steps to lower temperatures in the Columbia and Snake rivers.

Transportation | News | local | Politics

Washington Lawmakers Seek New Routes To Cross Columbia River

OPB | Feb. 12, 2017 8:30 a.m. | Portland

It’s been almost three years since Oregon legislators walked away from a controversial project aimed at replacing the Interstate 5 bridge between Portland and Vancouver.

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The Risks With Trump Advisers' Tax Credit Plan For Infrastructure

AP | Feb. 7, 2017 7:14 a.m. | Washington

President Donald Trump has promised to revitalize America's aging roads, bridges, railways and airports, but a plan put forward by his economic advisers relies on a transportation financing scheme that hasn't been tried before and comes with significant risks.

Transportation | News | local

Oregon Transportation Package Might Not Single Out Specific Projects

OPB | Feb. 6, 2017 5:15 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

A joint House and Senate panel of the Oregon legislature is getting down to work this month on crafting a massive transportation funding package.

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Lawmakers Consider Expanding Self-Serve Gas In Rural Oregon

AP | Feb. 6, 2017 7:08 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

Residents in rural Oregon counties may have to get used to pumping their own gas, as lawmakers are considering expanding the availability of self-service gas stations.

Climate change | Transportation | Environment

Oregon Way Behind On Its Goals For Reducing Carbon Emissions: Report

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 1, 2017 3:25 p.m.

In a new report, the Oregon Global Warming Commission says the state is not expected to come within striking distance of its 2020 or 2050 goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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