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 of Portland, Oregon 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

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
Government, Business, Fuel

Fuel Producers, ATA Seek Supreme Court Review of Oregon Low-Carbon Fuel Program

Supreme Court Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers and American Trucking Associations have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reject an appeals court ruling that upheld the state of Oregon’s program to reduce the carbon intensity of fuel by 10% by 2025.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 14, 2019
Government, Business

Oregon Receives $2.6 Million Grant to Rebuild Infrastructure, DeFazio Says

Oregon's Peter DeFazio DeFazio says Oregon will receive $2.6 million for repairs. (Olivier Douliery/Bloomberg News)

To help Oregon fix freight corridors and surface infrastructure damaged by natural disasters, the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the state $2.6 million, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) said this week.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 17, 2017
Government, Business

Oregon Raises Weight Fee System for Trucks Under New Transportation Law

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Gov. Kate Brown signed into law an increase in Oregon's weight fee. (Meg Roussos/Bloomberg News)

Oregon’s weight-per-mile system for trucks will increase under a $5.3 billion, 10-year bill Gov. Kate Brown (D) signed into law on Aug. 28.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 29, 2017

Oregon Legislature Advances 10-Year, $5.3 Billion Transportation Funding Package

truck-highway-oregon flickr

Lawmakers in Oregon approved a $5.3 billion measure in July that would increase taxes and fees to pay for freight, transit and commuter infrastructure projects.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 18, 2017