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Here’s how much funding would come to Oregon as part of the Biden infrastructure bill

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on August 24th, 2021 at 10:20 am

More freeways! More bikeways! More busses! More trains!
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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‘All hands on deck’ moment to influence U.S. Senate on transportation bill

Lisa Caballero (Southwest Correspondent) by on August 5th, 2021 at 11:12 am

View of the Rose Quarter from above I-5. The freeway destroyed much of the Albina neighborhood and continues to divide the community today. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Biden, Blumenauer, and bikes

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on November 9th, 2020 at 11:49 am

President-elect Joe Biden.
(Photo: Biden Harris Transition)

Even without official acknowledgement by the Trump Administration, President-elect Joe Biden is already moving towards the White House. Fresh off declarations of his win finally coming on Friday, he and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have begun their transition process in earnest.

In our little corner of the internet, the buzz is about who Biden will pick to lead the U.S. Department of Transportation and what transportation policy might look like in the next four years.

The buzz is especially intense in Portland because one of the names being floated as possible DOT pick is Congressman Earl Blumenauer, the former Portland city commissioner who’s represented the best cycling city in America for the past 24 years. On Saturday, Politico included Blumenauer as the most likely pick after Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who most people see as the frontrunner. [Read more…]