transportation

Transportation
5:27 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Governor Inslee Unveils Transportation Plan

Govenor Jay Inslee unveiled his transportation plan Tuesday. His $12 billion proposal calls for a list of safety fixes. The fixes include old bridges that are at risk of becoming structurally deficient. The package also includes nearly $6 billion for new construction projects. To help pay for them, Inslee is proposing to charge the state’s major polluters.

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Uber Ridesharing
6:05 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Eugene Asks Uber To Cease Operating Or Get A License

The City of Eugene halted Uber operations until the ridesharing services agrees to run background checks and ensure licenses of their drivers.
Credit Jens Buettner / Associated Press

City of Eugene officials have ordered Uber ridesharing service to cease operating in the area or face a fine.

Uber has refused to apply for a taxi license since its drivers began operating in Eugene last summer. This rideshare service allows people to get rides from private vehicle owners through a smartphone app. 

Laura Hammond with the City of Eugene said the purpose of requiring a license is to make sure vehicles, drivers and passengers are safe.

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Party Bus Crackdown
6:33 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Washington Regulators Shut Down Party Bus Company

Interior of a party bus
Credit Barry Dadon / Wikimedia

Washington regulators are continuing their crackdown on the party bus industry. The state’s Utilities and Transportation Commission announced Wednesday that it’s shutting down a company that stranded a group of prom-goers. 


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Washington Ferry Delays
4:32 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

More Delays for Washington State Ferries

The ferry service said a lack of available staffers caused a delay in multiple sailings between Friday Harbor and Anacortes this morning.
Credit Tom Banse / Northwest News Network

It was another bumpy morning for Washington State Ferries today.

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Washington Ferry Service
5:55 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Capacci Says Ferries Back to Normal Saturday

Washington State Ferries hopes to restore its Puget Sound service to normal by Saturday.
Credit Tom Banse / Northwest News Network

It's been a rough week for ferry users, but Washington State Ferries hopes to restore its Puget Sound service to normal by Saturday.

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Gas Prices
4:40 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Don't Expect Much Happiness In The Pursuit Of Cheap Gas This Weekend

This year Americans will see the highest Fourth of July gas prices they've seen in the last six years.
Credit Kristen Steele / Flickr

This year Americans will see the highest Fourth of July gas prices they've seen in the last six years. That's according to AAA . And as bad as it sounds, for Northwest drivers it even gets a little worse.

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Reimbursing Volunteer Drivers
11:19 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Why A Volunteer for DSHS Was Paid $10,000

Longtime foster youth Andre Fayette poses with his foster mother Mary-Jeanne Smith. For five years, a volunteer driver for the Washington Department of Social and Health Services shuttled Andre to visits with his biological sisters in Spokane.
Credit Photo courtesy: Mary-Jeanne Smith

Imagine driving your personal car for work so much that your boss cuts you a $10,000 mileage reimbursement check. That’s what happened recently at Washington’s Department of Social and Health Services. Only the person who got the check isn’t an employee. And she’s not the only one who’s logging high miles and collecting large reimbursements from DSHS. Who are these road warriors? Austin Jenkins finds out.

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ODOT Preparedness
6:23 am
Wed June 18, 2014

State Audit Questions ODOT's Long-Term Preparedness

The Oregon Department of Transportation may lose a vast amount of institutional knowledge in the coming years. That's according to an audit released Tuesday by the Oregon Secretary of State. And the report questions whether ODOT is doing enough to retain that knowledge of how to design and build roads. Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman reports.

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Washington Transportation
6:07 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Washington Governor, Lawmakers Meet On Transportation Funding

Senate Transportation co-chair Tracey Eide
Washington Senate Democrats

Originally published on Wed October 30, 2013 5:25 pm

Washington Governor Jay Inslee has said he wants a transportation funding package on his desk by the end of November. Key lawmakers met with the Democratic governor Wednesday on this topic.

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Transportation legislature
6:26 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Gov. Inslee - Special Session On Transportation Needed

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee calls for support for transportation spending
Credit John Ryan

Governor Jay Inslee said on Tuesday he wants to call a special session of the state legislature this fall. But he stopped short of actually doing so.

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