Transportation

Aviation Board awards $1.5 M to support $3.2 M in commercial air service projects

July 1, 2019

By Mary Buell Grants of up to $500,000 were approved by the Oregon State Aviation Board for projects that will assist commercial air service to rural Oregon. On April 4, 2019, the Oregon State Aviation Board approved funding for three grants totaling $1.5 million to support $3.2 million in projects that will assist new or…

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Port Repairs and Rehabilitates 37 Timber Bridges Along the Coos Bay Rail Line

July 1, 2019

FIONA BAI The Coos Bay Rail Line (CBRL) has concluded repair and rehabilitation work on 37 timber bridge structures along the CBRL. The rail line is owned and operated by the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay (Port). The Port contracted with Scott Partney Construction to complete work on the bridges. The last phase of…

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Flying Lessons: How stories from Aviation can make us better Managers

June 1, 2019

In this, the third installment of our six part series, we look at the role of Organization in business and examine, through the lens of lessons learned, an example of organization from the field of aviation and how it can improve enterprise performance. The picture of Boeing’s iconic 737 airliners above represents a culmination of…

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Let’s have an honest discussion about the Rose Quarter freeway widening project

May 1, 2019

By Joe Cortright Good decisions result only if state officials are transparent and honest City Observatory has been closely following the proposal to spend $500 million widening the I-5 freeway at the Rose Quarter in Portland. In the process, we and others have repeatedly uncovered instances of state agency officials misrepresenting facts, suppressing key data,…

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How to Update Your Employee Handbook

April 1, 2019

By Jenna Reed, Vice President General Counsel and Compliance Services Cascade Employers Association jreed@cascadeemployers.com If it’s been more than a year since you’ve given your employee handbook a thorough read, chances are it’s already out of date. I don’t know too many people that jump up and down about the prospect of updating their employee…

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Brookings-Harbor Area’s Economic Focus Shared by Leisure and Hospitality, and Health Care and Social Assistance

February 1, 2019

By: Annette Shelton-Tiderman Regional Economist: Coos, Curry, and Douglas counties Oregon Employment Department | 541-252-2047 Curry County is home to nearly 23,000 people, and the incorporated town of Brookings accounts for nearly 30 percent of the county’s population. However, Brookings’ economic activities are interwoven with those of the adjacent, unincorporated community of Harbor. Population figures…

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AOC Supports Forest Management of Rural Stability Act

February 1, 2019

Susan Morgan Rural communities where the federal government owns most of their land have been strapped into the front seat of a financial roller coaster. For more than 100 years, counties with public forest lands have received federal support, but faced the ups and downs of fluctuating and uncertain payments. Most recently, federal support has…

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Oregon International Port of Coos Bay Receives $20 Million Grant to Support Rehabilitation of Bridge Structures on the Coos Bay Rail Line

January 1, 2019

News and Information from – Oregon International Port of Coos Bay Coos Bay, Ore. – The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay (Port) is pleased to announce the award of a $20 million Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant to support rehabilitation of 15 bridge structures along the Coos Bay Rail Line. The…

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Prineville – In the Center of It All

January 1, 2019

By Greg Henderson It might have been 45 million years ago that the Crooked River Caldera was under nature’s construction. The ground shook and mountains grew and exploded into molten lava and ash that made Mount Saint Helens a rather ho-hum spectacle. Today the 10,000 people living in Prineville, call the center of the caldera…

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Forecast of Aviation Demand

January 1, 2019

Forecasts of aviation activity are used to identify expected activity levels and based aircraft at individual airports in the system. A statewide perspective on aviation activity also affords the opportunity to examine the context for changes at Oregon airports. Where individual master plans or Airport Layout Plans (ALPs) look in detail at the local situation,…

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