Watching the Wheels

Portland’s road-paving backlog has grown in the past decade while city officials have delayed filling the hole.


City Hall
This week, Portland officials are navigating a switchback trickier than the Terwilliger curves.  They’re telling residents the city needs more money to fix its roads, even as they passed    More
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 AARON MESH

A Fork in the Road

A yet-to-be-released audit slams the city’s transportation spending—and gives Hales an opening for reform.


News Stories
Mayor Charlie Hales has promised to shake up the city bureau that is supposed to maintain Portland’s streets—and the   More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 AARON MESH

Portland Bureau of Transportation Faces $4.5 Million Budget Gap

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News
 The Portland Bureau of Transportation once again faces a big hole in its budget. PBOT director Tom Miller informed bureau staff this morning that projections show a $4.5 million gap in the city department's $100 million budget for 2013. "This is a shortfall just like last year," says PBOT spokeswoman Cheryl Kuck. "We're looking at $4.5 million in cuts this time around."Last November, PBOT ...   More
 
Monday, November 5, 2012 by Aaron Mesh

Three Things You Should Know as 2011 Approaches


News
WW would like to offer you, dear reader, three New Year's particulars to keep you on your game tomorrow night: 1. Bar hopping? TriMet's bus and MAX service will be free after 8 pm. And MAX trains will run until 3 am. 2. Spending big? No worries. Oregon's minimum wage will rise by 10 cents on New Year's Day to $8.50 (that's $208 more in 2011 for the full-time worker.) 3. Resolving to bike ...   More
 
Thursday, December 30, 2010 STACY BROWNHILL

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