TRANSPORTATION

How should Oregon spend $400 million on roads and transit? State officials want your input

Highway 6 in Gales Creek at the intersection of the county-maintained Highway 8 and ODOT-maintained Highway 6 on February 24, 2021. Photo: Chas Hundley The Oregon Transportation Commission wants Oregonians’ thoughts on how best to spend more than $400 million, available as part of the recent federal infrastructure law. Oregon[Read More…]

A look at upcoming road construction projects coming to the region in 2022

One of the projects in Forest Grove expected this year, courtesy Washington County LUT The Oregon Department of Transportation published an online open house featuring the state agency’s construction plans for Oregon in 2022. A number of projects will be in the Highway 26 corridor and near Banks, but for[Read More…]

Search for possible missing aircraft suspended

Banks Fire District’s Hornshuh Creek Station. Photo: Banks Fire District Update: At 2:30 p.m., the Banks Fire District announced that the Washington County Sheriff’s Office had officially suspended the search for a possible missing aircraft somewhere in the Tillamook Forest.  “Ultimately there have been no reports of missing planes/pilots and[Read More…]

With snow likely around Christmas, local, state officials urge caution on roads, at home

A snow-covered Half Mile Lane on Tuesday, December 26, 2020. Photo: Chas Hundley As families across the state gear up for Christmas and finalize travel plans, the Portland office of the National Weather Service is warning that snow and freezing temperatures are increasingly likely beginning Friday, Christmas Eve.  The latest[Read More…]

Statewide vehicle title, registration fees to increase by three percent January 1

A vehicle drives near Gales Creek on Highway 6. Photo: Brenda Schaffer The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) announced a “historic transportation investment” that beginning January 1, 2022 increases by 3 percent fees for renewing vehicle license plates, getting new trip permits, and applying for vehicle titles. The 3 percent[Read More…]

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