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 | Staff 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 | Staff 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 | Staff 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 | Staff Reporter
July 18, 2017
Government, TCA

Oregon’s $5.3 Billion Transportation Plan Clears Final Hurdle

Brown by Meg Roussos/Bloomberg News

Oregon’s most ambitious highway upgrades in a generation won final approval from the Legislature on July 6.

Gordon R. Friedman | The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.)
July 7, 2017
Government, Business, TCA

Oregon Lawmakers to Finally Vote on Massive Road-Fixes Bill After Two Years of Talks

Oregon Governor Kate Brown Brown by Meg Roussos/Bloomberg News

During a rare weekend meeting, Oregon state lawmakers on July 1 voted to send a slimmed-down, $5.3 billion proposal to raise taxes and fees to pay for transportation projects to the House floor for a full vote.

Gordon R. Friedman | The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.)
July 3, 2017

Oregon Searching for Road Funds Amid Major Budget Crunch


Oregon’s budget deficit is approaching $2 billion at the same time that its Department of Transportation says it needs another $545 million a year just to maintain the state’s roads and bridges.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
February 17, 2017

Oregon's Transportation System Must Be Ready for the Big One, Panel Urges

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

A statewide panel charged with assessing Oregon's future transportation needs found the ability to handle a Cascadia subduction zone earthquake a top priority across the state.

Greg Stiles | Mail Tribune (Medford, Ore.)
May 20, 2016

Portland, Ore., to Consider Truck-Only Tax


The City Council in Portland, Oregon, will consider a four-year, heavy-vehicle use tax when it meets May 4, with a vote likely to come the following week. The tax would add 2.8% to the tax bills of trucking firms that have a Portland business license. Trucks already pay a weight-mile tax in Oregon, which doesn’t have a diesel fuel tax. 

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
May 2, 2016
Special Coverage, Business, Government

Mitchell 1 Updates Interface Between RepairConnect, Noregon Software

Scott DeGiorgio by Roger W. Gilroy/Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Maintenance information provider Mitchell 1 announced an update to the interface between its RepairConnect diagnostic troubleshooting tool and Noregon’s JPRO Professional commercial fleet diagnostics software.

Transport Topics
February 28, 2016