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Time to discard failed planning rule

 

March 24, 2021



By Vlad Yurlov

Oregon’s transportation policy is in an alternate reality, the “no build” alternative, to be exact.

It’s been more than 30 years since Oregon built a new highway, and its metropolitan areas are pressured to say “no” to parking lots and any new automobile capacity.

So it’s no wonder that the Oregon Department of Transportation reports “congestion is expected to become more severe and spread beyond typical peak periods in many areas of the state.”

We got here by way of a comprehensive law with a boring title. In 1991, Oregon adopted the Transportation Planni...



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