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OregonLive: TriMet nearly triples rail bridge engineering contract

September 25, 2008

by Dylan Rivera, The Oregonian Wednesday September 24, 2008, 5:47 PM The TriMet board nearly tripled its spending on an engineering study for aWillamette River bridge for a light rail extension to Milwaukie. The board approved spending $509,000 to bore on the floor of the river, an expense that it could have been delayed until later in […]

Daily Journal of Commerce: Corvallis transit agency partners with Philomath

September 18, 2008

POSTED: 04:00 AM PDT Thursday, September 18, 2008 BY DJC STAFF Bucking the trend of city transit agencies reducing service due to rising fuel and service costs, the Corvallis Transit System has announced that it will expand its service beginning Sept. 22. Corvallis city council recently added $180,000 to its transit budget, allowing the transit […]

Daily Journal of Commerce: Transportation fund gets help

September 15, 2008

Addition of $8 billion will prevent crisis, but Federal Highway Trust Fund is still likely to run dry in 2009 POSTED: 04:00 AM PDT Monday, September 15, 2008 BY TYLER GRAF The Federal Highway Trust Fund is saved. For now, that is. The United States Congress last week passed legislation shoring up an additional $8 […]

The Hillsboro Argus: MAX is 10 and still on track

September 12, 2008

Posted by The Argus September 11, 2008 18:19PM Michal Thompson / The ArgusThe Westside MAX started operations on Sept. 12, 1998. On a bright day 10 years ago, a region came together to welcome in a new era in transportation in Washington County. With the opening of the Westside MAX, Tualatin Valley residents had a choice as […]

Daily Journal of Commerce: Metro auditor suggests transit program changes

September 12, 2008

  Report recommends that Transit-Oriented Development program POSTED: 04:00 AM PDT Thursday, September 11, 2008 BY TYLER GRAF Metro auditor Suzanne Flynn will present her office’s suggestions for improving the transparency and oversight of the regional government’s Transit-Oriented Development program today at Metro council. The formal presentation comes after the Office of the Auditor released a […]