Watch the Testimony that Doomed Gov. Kate Brown's Transportation Package

ODOT director admits carbon reduction numbers were wrong.


Gov. Kate Brown’s first major initiative since taking office in February, a sweeping $344 million transportation package, blew up today after a state agency acknowledged it had miscalculated the numbers on which that initiative was built. The package’s prospects for success relied on two things: repealing the low-carbon fuel standard Brown signed into law in March, and replacing it with a package ...   More
Thursday, June 25, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

CRC: ODOT Trying to Build Tolling System From Scratch

Oregon wants to spend tens of millions to replicate Washington's expertise


The Oregon Department of Transportation is still hard at work trying to figure out how to pursue an Oregon-only version of the Columbia River Crossing Project. In a Nov. 4 memo (PDF) to State Treasurer Ted Wheeler, ODOT executive director Matthew Garrett introduced another level of complexity to his agency's task: ODOT, which doesn't currently operate any major tolling operations, would have to build ...   More
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 by Nigel Jaquiss


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