ODOT Director wants to ‘quickly transform Powell into safer roadway’

ODOT has just released a statement from Director Kris Strickler following last week’s death of Sarah Pliner at on SE Powell Blvd (State Highway 26). Here’s the full statement: “Powell Boulevard (U.S. 26) was originally established and designed as a highway to move freight and people through Portland quickly and efficiently. Recent incidents on Powell, … Read more

Oregon Senate confirms ODOT director who says freeway widening is a climate change strategy

It’s official. Kristopher “Kris” Strickler was confirmed by the Oregon Senate last month to become the leader of the Oregon Department of Transportation. Strickler was picked and vetted for the position by the Oregon Transportation Commission, (the Governor-appointed body that oversees ODOT) who offered him the director position back in September. Beyond activist circles, Strickler … Read more