TIGER II grant would bring biking improvements to rail corridor

This substandard bridge in SE Portland’s Brooklyn neighborhood would be improved with TIGER II grant funds. A partnership between TriMet, Metro, and the cities of Portland and Milwaukie could lead to a series of significant biking and walking improvements along the yet-to-be built Portland to Milwaukie light-rail line. TriMet is the lead applicant in a … Read more

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Exclusive: TriMet bus operator placed on administrative leave following blog post

Screen grab from Christensen’s blog post (before it was taken down). TriMet has placed a bus operator on administrative leave after they determined a blog post about an interaction with a man on a bicycle that was published to the operator’s personal blog earlier today was inappropriate. TriMet has also referred the issue to the … Read more

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New magazine will cover “low-car life” in Portland

Michael Andersen gives us a sneak peek at Portland Afoot.(Photo © J. Maus) Former reporter with The Columbian newspaper, Michael Andersen, is set to launch Portland Afoot, a publication that will cover “low-car life” in Portland. Billed as “PDX’s 10-minute newsmagazine on buses, bikes and low-car life,” Andersen hopes his new endeavor will capture Portland’s … Read more

The Oregonian looks for “controversy” in TriMet bridge project

Concept of new bridge. Last Thursday, The Oregonian’s top transportation reporter Dylan Rivera (he’s also their go-to guy for coverage of the new I-5 bridge/CRC project) took a closer look at the new TriMet multi-use transit bridge project. The story also included an audio slideshow titled, “Concept Bridge Creates Controversy” (watch it below). In the … Read more