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Amanda Fritz touts street funding plan and hopes for third term

Posted on January 29th, 2015 at 3:42 pm.

Fresh off a transportation funding policy coup, Commissioner Fritz says she’ll run again.

Governor appoints OBRA Director Kenji Sugahara to Tourism Commission

Posted on October 2nd, 2014 at 1:35 pm.

Sugahara spoke out during a community forum on safety issues on Skyline Blvd in 2011.(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland) Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber has appointed Kenji Sugahara to a seat on the Oregon Tourism Commission. The nine-member commission, better known by its business name of Travel Oregon, manages the state’s $9.6 billion tourism industry. Sugahara, 41, Read More »

Milwaukie council candidate Scott Barbur faces questions over Facebook post – UPDATED

Posted on October 1st, 2014 at 9:47 am.

“This is the image that pops into my head every time I have to listen to bicyclists or deal with them on the road.”

Oregon House candidate refers to bike lanes as “fringe things”

Posted on September 18th, 2014 at 10:26 am.

A candidate for an Oregon House seat west of Salem said bike lanes and trails are “fringe things.”

Governor Kitzhaber, top legislators raise awareness of distracted driving

Posted on September 17th, 2014 at 11:09 am.

Oregon lawmakers say “It can wait” when it comes to texting and driving.

Council candidate Sharon Maxwell played role in Williams Ave re-design process

Posted on January 9th, 2014 at 9:43 am.

Sharon Maxwell at an open house for the Williams Avenue Traffic Safety and Operations Project in April 2011.(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland) Sharon Maxwell, the latest challenger to Commissioner Nick Fish’s seat on Portland City Council, might be a familiar name to many BikePortland readers. Maxwell spoke up early and often during the public process to Read More »

Transportation activist Joe Rowe looks to unseat Kotek from Oregon House

Posted on January 6th, 2014 at 12:05 pm.

North Portland resident and anti-CRC activist Joe Rowe will challenge Tina Kotek for a seat in the Oregon House.

Obama picks Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx for USDOT Secretary – UPDATED

Posted on April 28th, 2013 at 10:04 pm.

Anthony Foxx could be our next DOT Secretary.(Photo: Anthony Foxx Facebook Page) News has broken this evening that President Obama will pick Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx as the next US Department of Transportation Secretary. Foxx, 41, would replace Ray LaHood, who Obama appointed in December 2008. Foxx has been mayor of Charlotte for almost four Read More »

Hales’ chief of staff pick looks good for transportation reformers

Posted on December 3rd, 2012 at 2:59 pm.

Gail Shibley(Photo: Hales campaign) Mayor-elect Charlie Hales has chosen Gail Shibley to be his chief of staff. Shibley has a very impressive background of public service ranging from positions at the city, state, and federal levels. I have not met Shibley, but judging from buzz I’m hearing and from local media reaction to the news, Read More »

Election thoughts: Hales, Fritz, bad news for the CRC, and more

Posted on November 7th, 2012 at 9:39 am.

Charlie Hales is promising to “minimize the drama and maximize the results.”(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) After last night, Portland’s City Council has two fresh faces and the White House retains a familiar one. Both our mayoral race and the race for President were never really in doubt as Charlie Hales easily beat Jefferson Smith and Read More »

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