20 Feb

TriMet Drops Ridership Estim...

By John A. Charles, Jr. After eight years of bragging that the proposed light rail line to Tigard would result in average daily ridership of 43,000, TriMet has quietly dropped the estimate to 37,500. This “bait-and-switch” was totall...

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13 Feb

Frustrated with Traffic? Acc...

By Rachel Dawson The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), the agency charged with building and maintaining the city’s transportation system, is shifting the responsibility of improving traffic congestion away from itself and onto i...

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11 Feb

Cascade Policy Institute Rai...

Transparency is critical as Metro asks voters to trust the agency with billions in new taxes February 11, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Eric Fruits, Ph.D. 503-242-0900 503-928-6635 eric@cascadepolicy.org Cascade...

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07 Feb

They Always Want More: Voter...

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. With this year’s “short” session of the legislature, the $700 million a year cap-and-trade bill is on everyone’s mind. As they say on the infomercials: “Wait, there’s more.” Way more. Way more taxes. This year, ...

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06 Feb

Supreme Court Espinoza Case ...

By Miranda Bonifield When Kendra Espinoza’s husband suddenly left their small family, her two daughters’ lives were thrown into chaos. Separation is never easy on kids. But on top of all the normal anxieties of the situation, Naomi and ...

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29 Jan

Oregon is meeting its 2020 G...

By Rachel Dawson Is Oregon meeting its 2020 greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction goals? It depends on how you measure emissions. The Oregon Legislature established GHG reduction goals in 2007 through HB 3543. The law called for re...

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29 Jan

Oregon and Washington Need t...

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. “It’s time to get this done!” Governor Kate Brown told the crowd at this year’s Oregon Leadership Summit, referring to a replacement for the Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River. The statement ended with an ...

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