Oregon

Government, Business

Oregon Transportation Commission Approves Program to Address Freight Issues

Oregon Traffic on an Oregon highway. (Oregon Department of Transportation via Flickr)

The Oregon Transportation Commission recently approved the Enhance Highway Discretionary Program, which is meant to specifically address congestion and freight mobility issues.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 22, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Oregon DOT Surveys Drivers Ahead of Local Road Usage Pilot

Scenic Oregon road OregonDOT via YouTube

The Oregon Department of Transportation is in the process of determining whether interested Portland-area drivers are eligible to participate in a road usage pilot program.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 22, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Oregon Commission Approves $2.2 Billion for Transportation Improvement Program

Oregon Trucks travel on Interstate 5 outside Albany, Ore. (Oregon Department of Transportation)

The Oregon Transportation Commission approved an initial plan to invest approximately $2.2 billion in future projects through the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 28, 2020
Government, Business

Comments to Oregon DOT Reveal Concerns Over I-205 Tolls

I-5 Portland, Ore Downtown Portland, Ore., is visible under the Interstate-5 Marquam Bridge on the Willamette River. (Don Ryan/AP)

As part of its study on the potential of tolls in the Portland area, the Oregon Department of Transportation will consider 4,644 public comments, the majority of which express opposition to the tolls.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 8, 2020
Government, Safety

FHWA Issues Emergency Funding for Fire-Ravaged States

California wildfire The August Complex Fire burns near Lake Pillsbury in the Mendocino National Forest, Calif., on Sept. 16, 2020. (Noah Berger/Associated Press)

The Federal Highway Administration has directed funding to assist with repairing infrastructure that has been damaged by wildfires in Oregon and California.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 17, 2020
Government, Business

Oregon DOT Surveys Public on I-205 Tolls

I-5 Portland, Ore Downtown Portland, Ore., is visible under the Interstate-5 Marquam Bridge on the Willamette River. (Don Ryan/AP)

The Oregon Department of Transportation is accepting public comment on the potential use of tolls on a portion of Interstate 205.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 7, 2020
Business, Equipment

TEC Equipment Announces New Oregon Dealership

TEC Equipment in Portland, Ore. A colorful lineup of Volvo tractors at the TEC Equipment facility in Portland, Ore. (Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs)

TEC Equipment announced the opening of a truck and trailer dealership in Redmond, Ore., on Jan. 20.

January 24, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Oregon DOT Appoints Leaders for Office on Mobility, Project Delivery

View near downtown Portland, Ore. Interstate 5 and Interstate 84 go over the Willamette River near downtown Portland, Ore. (Getty Images)

The Oregon Department of Transportation has announced three leaders to steer its newly formed Office of Urban Mobility and Mega Project Delivery.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 10, 2020
Government

Oregon DOT Launches Education Campaign on Transportation Funding

Scenic Oregon highway Oregon DOT via YouTube

The Oregon Department of Transportation on Aug. 6 launched Keep Oregon Connected to educate the public on transportation funding needs.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 8, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Expands Road-Usage Charge Program

Road-Usage Charge Program Interstate 5 in Oregon. (Oregon Department of Transportation)

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed legislation that will expand the state’s voluntary road usage charge program, known as OReGO.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 25, 2019

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