Activists hope to weaken CRC ‘signal’ at hearing in Salem today

A big day at the capitol for the CRC.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) A bill that would officially make it “in the state’s interest” to move forward on the I-5 freeway widening project between Oregon and Washington will be given a public hearing in Salem today. The bill, HB 2800, is being pushed by Governor Kitzhaber … Read more

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City’s legislative agenda: ‘Modernize’ transportation funding

“… the need for new infrastructure and ongoing maintenance outpaces available transportation revenue at the state and local levels.”— From City of Portland’s 213 State Legislative Agenda 2013 is shaping up to be the year of transportation funding. For years now, everyone has known way we fund transportation is broken, but no one ever wanted … Read more

BTA 2013 legislative push: More funding, lower speeds, more enforcement

BTA Advocacy Director Gerik Kransky at Velo Cult last night.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) The Bicycle Transportation Alliance has embarked on their 2013 legislative campaign. Last night they revealed that the three bills they plan to lobby for center around funding, speed limits, and enforcement. The bills are substantial and they mark a full-force return to … Read more