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April 16, 2014

Oregon transportation funding could fall by $500M

  • The decline would hit roads, rail, bridges, bicycle lanes and pedestrian-safety projects.
  • PORTLAND (AP) — People are driving less, and their vehicles have become more fuel efficient.

    While those might be considered positive trends, a potential decline in gas-tax revenue is one reason the Oregon Department of Transportation says it is on track to spend about $500 million less on construction in 2020 than during the peak of the stimulus in 2009.

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