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WSDOT Disparity Study Stakeholder Meeting

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is conducting a disparity study to examine its contracting practices and review its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. The disparity study seeks to determine whether minority- and women-owned firms have access to full … Continue reading

OP-ED: Metro-area congestion solution needs leadership – now

Recently, I spent several days driving from Portland to Denver and back. I picked the route in part because I wanted to get away from flying. But I also wanted to see the highway and bridge construction work being done … Continue reading

Photo Radar Helps Keep Work Zones Safe

ODOT and Portland Police Use Work Zone Photo Radar on an Oregon Interstate Highway for the First Time SNAP! CLICK! Quick as that, cameras in a marked police van parked along I-5 took photos of a car speeding through a … Continue reading

Work Zone Design Saves Lives

New Guiding Principle on Work Zone Design is Designed to Save Lives “The best work zone design and management plan will maintain safety and mobility, a balance that shall be analyzed continuously throughout the lifecycle of the facility.” That sentence … Continue reading

Oregon Transportation Safety Month’s in Full Swing!

Distracted Driving and Work Zone Safety: Awareness Campaigns are Now Underway We’re in the midst of a series of awareness campaigns asking travelers to pay attention and slow down—especially in work zones. April was National Distracted Driving Awareness month. We … Continue reading

Why Are Bridges Turning Orange?

Bridges in Portland and Salem Turn Orange in Early May to Raise Awareness of Work Zone Safety Monday, May 2 through Saturday, May 14, 2016 The Morrison Bridge in Portland, and the Union Street Railroad Bridge in Salem will turn … Continue reading

Distracted Driving Awareness Month Wraps Up

April 2016: National Distracted Driving Awareness Month 2010–2014 Distracted driving in Oregon Driver distracted, inattentive, distracted by passenger and/or driver using cell phone Total Crashes Fatal Crashes Deaths All Injuries 16,987 58 58 14,186 Crashes involving a driver reported to … Continue reading

FHWA Webinar on Grants for Alternative Revenue Approaches

The FAST Act authorizes $95 million in grant funding over the next five years to assist states in sponsoring pilot programs to test the feasibility of alternative revenue mechanisms to help sustain the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund. … Continue reading

Help AGCA Strengthen Its Legislative Efforts

Help AGCA Plan for the Future You have an opportunity to help AGC of America and its chapters gauge the reach of our collective networks and enable us to effectively plan for future public policy discussions. By understanding our network … Continue reading

Review and Comment on the ODOT Disparity Study

2016 ODOT Disparity Study The Oregon Department of Transportation 2016 Disparity Study is analyzing whether there is a level playing field for minority- and women-owned firms in the Oregon transportation contracting industry and in its own contracts. This information will … Continue reading