Thursday, January 08, 2015
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
By Rob Manning
Friday, May 31, 2013
Hear the blissfully noisy Portland psychedelic rock band Wooden Indian Burial Ground perform live in the Soundcheck studio.
Friday, April 12, 2013
We’re in Portland this week, and there’s a lot to love in this town when it comes to food: food trucks, farmers markets, artisanal cheese, artisanal everything. It's hard to know where to begin. After all, who's a food snob, and who's a food lover? Enter Leo and Soren Westrey, the nine-year-old food bloggers behind kidchowpdx.com.
Friday, December 14, 2012
(Rob Manning -- Portland, OR, OPB) Portland's city council approved bike share -- but funding it is largely the responsibility of hometown operator Alta.
The one-year projected cost to set up and run the 750-bike, 75 station bike share program is $6.5 million dollars. Of that, $1.8 million is federal money awarded through the city.
Filling that gap – and finding sponsorship revenue into the future – is up to the contractor, Alta Bicycle Share.
The company’s head, Mia Birk, says that’s like the contract her company has with New York City, but it’s different from agreements with other cities.
Birk says she is excited to start bike-sharing in her hometown of Portland. "But it is a big responsibility on us, and that’s going to be a challenge. Portland is not the same as New York City, does not have the deep-pocket companies and the media value that New York has with the density of population and activities. So I see it as a challenge – I like challenges, I’m excited about it – but I’m also cautious."
To read the whole story, head over to OPB.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
A handful of do-gooders are opening the first non-profit brewpub in the brewpub capital of the world, Portland. Staffed entirely by volunteers, The Oregon Public House expects to donate up to $10,000 each month to local charities and community organizations.
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
In recent years, M. Ward has come to be known as a masterful collaborator and producer. The Portland-based singer and songwriter teamed up with Zooey Deschanel for the project She & Him… and with Conor Oberst and Jim James for the guitar-wielding supergroup Monsters of Folk. But all along, he’s built a quiet arsenal of solo recordings. The latest is called “A Wasteland Companion.” We’ll learn more when M. Ward performs live.
TN Moving Stories: Transpo Contractors Investigated Over Minority Hires, DC Metro Shakeup Coming, and Monetizing Old Car Batteries
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
By Kate Hinds
In other news...
Did two of New York's largest construction companies finesse minority hiring requirements in order to win contracts? Federal authorities are investigating Schiavone and the U.S. unit of Swedish construction company Skanska AB. Skanska is working on a number of transit projects, including the Brooklyn Bridge rehabilitation, the 2nd Avenue Subway, and the PATH terminal at the World Trade Center site. (Wall Street Journal, New York Times, New York Daily News)
DC Metro shakeup in the works? The governors of Maryland and Virginia and the incoming D.C. mayor directed their top transportation officials to come up with a detailed plan for carrying out broad changes in how Metro is run. (Washington Post)
After your Nissan Leaf or Chevy Volt dies, what will happen to its lithium-ion battery? Automakers are trying to find ways to monetize old batteries. (Wired)
Riders at NYC's Union Square subway station might wonder: does this train go to Hogwarts? (New York Daily News).
The number of bicyclists in Portland continues to rise--8% increase over 2009. 190% increase (yes, 190%) since 2000. (KPTV)
Monday, August 30, 2010
Portland streetcar success has fueled interest elsewhere (USA Today)
Union members face potential buyer of GM plant set to be closed in Indiana (Indianapolis Star)
Baltimore Gas & Electric to create smart grid (and 250 jobs) (WAMU News)
Texas celebrates decision said to increase local control over transportation policy (KCBD)
Long Island Rail Road finally running on schedule, after a week of signal problems (NY Daily News)
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) It's become de rigeur for major cities to have a sustainability plan -- but one of the largest and most comprehensive has been New York's PlaNYC. The plan has been a driving impetus for New York's bike lane expansion, its conversion of schoolyards to playgrounds, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg's support for converting the Great White Way to a pedestrian plaza.
Now, after importing the former Republican Mayor of Indiana, Stephen Goldsmith, to be Deputy Mayor of Operations (in charge of Transportation, Parks, Environmental Protection, and other departments) , New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is tapping David Bragdon, former President of the Portland, Oregon Metro Council, that greenest of green cities, to run the New Ycrk City Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability.
Comments, Portland residents?
Saturday, January 08, 2005
A towering curve of yellow interoffice envelopes sits in the lobby of a Portland office building. It’s the work of visual artist Larissa Brown. After this office worker took a sculpture class, she became inspired to make art pieces from the supplies at work — shipping tags, staplers, ...