Kitzhaber’s pro-CRC stance belies previous position on highway expansions

In 1997, Governor Kitzhaber said, “It’s time we challenged the idea that says we can build our way out of congestion by adding more freeway lanes.”(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) The strong support being given to the $3.4 billion Columbia River Crossing highway expansion project by Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber represents a u-turn from his previous … Read more

Kitzhaber mum on transportation: Will he make a change atop ODOT?

Governor Kitzhaber at his acceptance speech back in November.(Photos © J. Maus) Oregon’s newly elected Governor John Kitzhaber has made a many staff appointments in his first month in office. He’s named people to help him develop policy on issues like energy policy, business development, job creation, health care, affirmative action, and other issues. But … Read more