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PBOT unveils new “Beacon Buddies” animated video

Still from “Beacon Buddies” video produced by PBOT.-Watch it below- The Portland Bureau of Transportation has released a new animated video to educate the public about “rapid flash beacons.” As we reported back in November 2009 the beacons are PBOT’s preferred tool to improve the safety of mid-block crossings. Why? They’re cheap and they work. … Read more


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Talking road safety: A Q & A with ODOT’s Troy Costales

ODOT Traffic Safety Division Manager Troy Costales. Troy Costales is the Traffic Safety Division Manager for the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). In that position, he oversees about $28 million per year in a variety of programs to decrease the amount of fatal and injury crashes on Oregon roads. Costales was also on the committee … Read more


Mayor Adams launches traffic safety campaign near SE Foster ‘freeway’

Adams and the banner at this morning’s event.(Photos © J. Maus) Portland Mayor Sam Adams led a press conference today to officially launch the Bureau of Transportation’s new High Crash Corridor Safety campaign. Standing under a newly unveiled banner that stretches all the way across SE Foster Road (one of the city’s most dangerous), Adams … Read more


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City to launch safety campaign focused on ”high crash corridors”

SE 122nd and Division is #2 on the City’s list of most dangerous intersections. The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is set to launch a new safety campaign based on “high crash corridors,” which are wide streets with fast motor vehicle traffic that have a higher than average amount of crashes. According to … Read more


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Report: U.S. lags way behind other countries in reducing traffic deaths

Study says U.S. traffic officials are too willing to accept the carnage.(Photo: Oregon State Police) A landmark, 186-page special report by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) published this week delivers a critique of U.S. traffic safety efforts and says that we have fallen way behind in saving lives relative to other nations. The report, Achieving … Read more


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Newswire: Beaverton Expands Its Traffic Safety Efforts

This press release was issued last night by the City of Beaverton Police Department (emphasis mine – see last two paragraphs): City of Beaverton Expands its Traffic Safety Efforts The Beaverton City Council and the City’s Supplemental Budget Committee have approved a Traffic Safety Proposal with the goal of enhancing the City’s traffic safety enforcement … Read more