Judge rules against Oregon Department of Transportation in I-5 Rose Quarter public records case

“It’s not a public involvement campaign. It’s a PR campaign. [This project] is deeply unpopular, and ODOT has to work really hard just to spin it as anything but.” – Alan Kessler, lawyer The Oregon Department of Transportation has wanted to get its I-5 Rose Quarter expansion done for well over a decade, but a … Read more

ODOT’s ‘Innovative Mobility’ grant program now open to applications

Interested in using federal infrastructure funds for a cool active transportation project? You’re in luck, because the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Innovative Mobility Program (IMP) is now accepting grant applications, and organizations across the state can get up to $5,000 for project ideas that align with the IMP’s goals. The IMP is a new statewide … Read more

I-5 Rose Quarter update: ODOT’s survey, Tubman relocation, and more

Now that the City of Portland and the Albina Vision Trust have both signed onto Oregon Department of Transportation plans to expand I-5 at the Rose Quarter it may seem like smooth sailing for the controversial project. And if Governor Kate Brown gets her wish, pro-freeway candidate Lee Beyer will be the next member of … Read more

ODOT will break ground on new phase of Outer Powell project next month

Southeast Powell Boulevard is one of Portland’s most dangerous streets. The entirety of Powell is on the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s High Crash Network map, but the easternmost section of the road has been home to its highest crash rates. With subpar bike lanes, cracked or missing sidewalks and poor visibility for people walking and … Read more

Activists wary as City of Portland plans vote to re-start work on I-5 Rose Quarter project

After years of back and forth between the City of Portland and the Oregon Department of Transportation on the plan to widen I-5 at the Rose Quarter in Portland, a negotiation may be back on the table. At today’s Portland City Council meeting, the city will adopt an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with ODOT to provide … Read more