Congestion Pricing in Portland: Good in Theory, Bad in Practice

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. “Good in theory, bad in practice.” Sure, it’s a cliché, but it’s a cliché because so often it’s true. It looks to be especial...

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Metro: Where Temporary Means Forever

By Rachel Dawson Milton Friedman once famously said that “nothing is more permanent than a temporary government program.” If Friedman were currentl...

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Portland’s City Council Wants Rent to Go Up

By Micah Perry The Portland City Council recently passed a new ordinance that will require landlords to register all of their rental units with the...

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Oregon Distilleries Deserve Better

By Helen Cook How much would you be willing to pay in taxes for your local business? Thirty-three percent of total sales from Oregon distillerie...

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Think TriMet’s New Electric Buses Run on Wind Power? Think Again.

By Rachel Dawson TriMet unveiled five new battery-electric buses (BEBs) in April 2019, the sides of which all donned images of windmills and sweepi...

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Charter Schools Create Diverse Choices for Students with Different Needs

By Miranda Bonifield Parents know the educational needs of their children are as diverse as they are. As Lance Izumi notes in his new book Choosing...

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Why Is Oregon Centrally Planning the Cannabis Industry?

By Vlad Yurlov Does the cannabis industry need central planning? The Oregon legislature thinks so. On June 17, Governor Kate Brown signed a bill...

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WES at 10: Time to Admit Failure

By John A. Charles, Jr. TriMet recently marked the ten-year anniversary of the Westside Express Service (WES), the 14.7-mile commuter rail line tha...

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You and Your Car: Portland Public Enemy No. 1

By Micah Perry Driving around Portland could get a lot more expensive. The Portland City Council just passed a resolution to create an “equitable m...

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Congestion by Design on the New Sellwood Bridge

By John A. Charles, Jr. Portland-area motorists who have to regularly cross the Sellwood Bridge may wonder why the new structure is twice as wide a...

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