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Q & A with Polly Trottenberg, Asst Sec of Transportation Policy at the USDOT

Last week I sat down with Polly Trottenberg, the Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Asst. Sec. Trottenberg was in town to deliver a $17.7 million check for the Sellwood Bridge Project. I caught up with her at Clever Cycles on SE Hawthorne Blvd. We talked about the role of … Read more


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Commissioner Fritz: No to bike share until “dangerous” bicycling subsides

Commissioner Amanda Fritz(Photo © J. Maus) Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz plans to vote against a PBOT request for federal funds that includes a bike share system when it comes in front of Council tomorrow. Since her winning campaign back in 2008, Fritz has championed “basic services for all 95 neighborhoods” as the pillar of … Read more


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Congressman David Wu introduces transportation research bill

Congressman David Wu.(Photo © J. Maus) A new bill introduced today by U.S. Congressman David Wu aims to bolster research that makes the case for more earth-friendly transportation policies. The “Promoting Green Transportation Infrastructure through Research and Development Act” (H.R. 2317), which would expand the scope of existing federally-funded transportation research centers and create new … Read more


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‘Drive Less, Save More’ campaign survives budget scrutiny in Salem – Updated

House Rep. Mike McLane (R-Medford)2 “Drive Less, Save More,” a marketing campaign run by a PR firm for the Oregon Department of Transportation, came under fire this week as Oregon legislators worked to trim the state’s transportation budget. A freshman Republican lawmaker, House Rep Mike McLane (Medford), led a push with support from several colleagues … Read more