Transportation and trade

Transportation and trade
Portland tests alternative fuel vehicles
Must Reads
Friday, July 12, 2013

Portland is becoming a testing ground for alternative fuel vehicles thanks to a commitment Oregon made to support rechargeable electric vehicles under former Gov. Ted Kulongoski.

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TriMet plans e-fare system
Must Reads
Thursday, July 11, 2013

TriMet is hoping to add a new fare system that allows riders to use debit-like cards.

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Japan seeks alternatives to Oregon wheat
Must Reads
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Japan is looking to buy alternatives to Oregon wheat as the Japanese government extended the suspension of purchases from the state for a sixth week.

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How to save your life in a plane crash
From the Wires
Monday, July 08, 2013

CNN: In recent years, aircraft manufacturers have focused not only on accident avoidance, but also on helping passengers survive the impact and post-crash evacuation.

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West Coast port traffic by the numbers
July/August 2013
Monday, July 08, 2013

0713 FOB BTN 01The Port of Portland just can’t catch a break. If it’s not a dispute between unions or a grain-terminal lockout, then it’s an ugly kernel of genetically modified wheat prompting countries to halt all exports. In 2012 Portland was the 11th largest container port on the West Coast and one of only three, with Seattle, where traffic fell. And year-to-date through April, every unit and tonnage is down double digits — containers, grain, autos, break bulk — except one. Mineral bulk grew 20%.

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