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Posts Tagged ‘OR’

Portland, OR: Aerial View of Suspension Bridge Construction

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
Portland, OR: Aerial View of Suspension Bridge Construction

Aerial video of the new suspension bridge in Portland, Oregon.

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Portland Transportation Priorities

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
Figure 1: Right Direction/ Wrong Track

From January 16-21, 2014, Davis, Hibbitts & Midghall, Inc. (DHM Research) conducted a telephone survey among registered voters in Portland to assess their perceptions of the city’s transportation needs. The survey will help the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) prioritize future transportation-related projects.

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Milwaukie, OR: Creating a Modern Park & Ride Facility

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
Milwaukie, OR: Creating a Modern Park & Ride Facility

The project’s Park & Ride at the SE Park Ave MAX station will do more than provide commuters a place to park cars. It will also have secure bike parking, electric vehicle charging stations and a solar array—and 68% percent of the facility site will be dedicated to new and improved habitat.

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Oregon: Columbia River Crossing Project Risks

Monday, January 20th, 2014
New Data Reveals Lower Demand

In 2005 Oregon and Washington began a process to identify the key needs for re-designing five miles of freeway and interchanges including the Interstate 5 Bridge, which was built in two phases in 1917 and 1958. In 2013 the Oregon legislature voted to support a bi-state proposal in which the costs, risk, and management experience were shared with Washington state. Later in 2013, the Washington legislature failed to support the project…Losing this partner raises many questions for the future of the project.

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Wind Energy’s Growing Benefits for Our Environment and Our Health

Friday, December 27th, 2013
Figure ES-1. Growth in Electricity Generated by Wind Power

America has vast wind energy resources, and there is still plenty of room for growth. But the pending expiration of the federal renewable energy production tax credit and investment tax credit threatens the future expansion of wind power. To protect the environment, federal and state governments should continue and expand policies that support wind energy.

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Portland, OR: Feeding the Meters and Taking Back the Streets on Park(ing) Day

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
Portland, OR: Feeding the Meters and Taking Back the Streets on Park(ing) Day

Portland, Oregon’s largest ever PARK(ing) Day.
PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event by artists, designers and ordinary citizens.
We transform metered parking spots into temporary public parklets.
We are temporarily reclaiming the space for people.

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Oregon: Reconnecting the Historic Columbia River Highway

Thursday, September 19th, 2013
Oregon: Reconnecting the Historic Columbia River Highway

Imagine crafting a national treasure on a landscape so revered that each viewpoint is protected, the design and material in complete harmony with the natural elements, and the creation so good that people come from all over the world to marvel at its perfection. This is the Historic Columbia River Highway–The King of Roads–a pathway along the spectacular Columbia River Gorge. Whether you are seeing it for the first time or you know every inch by heart, each time you experience the Highway, you begin the journey anew.

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Jefferson County, OR: Deschutes River Success!

Monday, July 15th, 2013

American Rivers and our partners worked to improve the operation of the Pelton Round Butte hydropower project on the Deschutes River in Oregon, creating benefits for the river’s health, fish, and anglers. Learn more about our river restoration work around dams at
-AmericanRivers on YouTube

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Great American Infrastructure: Astoria, OR: Astoria–Megler Bridge

Thursday, July 4th, 2013
Astoria-Megler Bridge Photo by Gregg M. Erickson.

What: The Astoria–Megler Bridge, located in Oregon, is the longest steel cantilever through truss bridge in the nation. When: Initial construction began in 1962 & the Astoria–Megler Bridge officially opened on July 29th, 1966 (although the official dedication ceremony took place a month later). Stats: – Total Length:  21,474 feet (6,545 m) – Width: 28 feet (8.5 m)– Longest Span: […]

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Portland, OR: I Build Light Rail!

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

This video features some of the men and women building the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project, the sixth light rail project for the Portland, Ore., region. Since April 2011, rain or shine, dedicated construction workers have been expanding the region’s high-capacity transit system. The new light rail line will open in 2015 and be used for generations to come.

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