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Posts Tagged ‘Oregon’

Oregon: The Beauty of Mt. Hood and the Safety of U.S. 26

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
Oregon: The Beauty of Mt. Hood and the Safety of U.S. 26

Our safety project on Mt. Hood will affect your travel in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Learn what we are doing and how you will be affected.

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Oregon DOT: Satellite Guidance Facilitates Road Work

Thursday, June 19th, 2014
Oregon DOT: Satellite Guidance Facilitates Road Work

Oregon DOT supports and expands use of intelligent construction systems and technologies.

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Sisters, OR: Rebuilding the Highway Before Tourist Season

Friday, May 30th, 2014
Sisters, OR: Rebuilding the Highway Before Tourist Season

An update on road work on the highway through Sisters.

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Racial Bias in Driver Yielding Behavior at Crosswalks

Friday, May 23rd, 2014
Figure 1: Number of cars that passed before pedestrian could cross (by pedestrian race)

PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
Minority pedestrians are more likely to be killed in a motor vehicle crash even after controlling for increased traffic exposure in urban areas, socioeconomic status, and alcohol use (CDC, 2013). One potential and unexplored contributing factor to these disparate outcomes is whether driver behavior differs toward pedestrians by race. Similar to other types of intergroup interactions, roadway interactions between drivers and pedestrians are likely influenced by drivers’ subtle racial attitudes and biases. The current study focuses on pedestrians’ street crossings, as pedestrians are most vulnerable when crossing traffic lanes.

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Oregon DOT: It Can Be a Dangerous Job

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
Oregon DOT: It’s a Dangerous Job

The Oregon Department of Transportation’s Photo/Video Services Unit produced a new safety training video sponsored by the Employee Safety Unit about a near miss incident. Our employees and colleagues tell their story of a very serious near miss incident from last August. Although no one was hurt and there was no serious property damage, it was a very scary near miss, as you will find when you listen to the crews’ account of that day. Please take their message to heart and be safe.

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Phoenix, OR: Blasting the Cut for the New North Phoenix Road

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
Phoenix, OR: Blasting the Cut for the New North Phoenix Road

Blasting the cut for the new North Phoenix Road, part of the $72 million, I-5 Fern Valley Interchange project in Phoenix, Oregon. When complete in September 2016, it will feature Oregon’s first Diverging Diamond Interchange.

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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

PORTLAND BUREAU OF TRANSPORTATION
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

1000 FRIENDS OF OREGON
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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