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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Bike rack’s swaying days are over

Written January 10th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

After Christmas, with not much going on, I reported on an unusually shaky bike rack at Albany Station. On Thursday I went by there again and guess what: The rack had been not just fixed, but fixed in a way to make it unlikely to need repairs again.


The mysterious case of the missing bolts

Written December 27th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Momentous things may be going on around the world, but you won’t read about them here. Instead, let’s zero in on a shaky bike rack at Albany Station.


City may seek grants for station restroom

Written December 2nd, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The details are still undecided, but if the city council follows through on the general sentiment it showed on Monday, Albany Station may finally get a public restroom accessible around the clock.


Council to hear proposal for depot restroom

Written November 27th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Albany Station may be in for a useful addition — a new public restroom — if the city council and ODOT can agree on the details.


At Albany Station, waiting for a train…

Written February 6th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

[youtube video=”TPO7ZjJc6is”] Albany once was served by 50 passenger trains a day. Now there are six. But that’s still better than nothing, I’m thinking as I’m waiting for Cascades Train 507 to arrive from Portland Tuesday night.


Costly pathway turns into trashy walk

Written January 22nd, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Sometimes you get the feeling it makes no sense to spend big money on public improvements as long as vandals and vagrants remain free — and motivated, if that’s the right word — to ruin them with spray paint and trash.


At Albany Station, glimpse a little history

Written November 11th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Waiting for a train at Albany Station, I looked down. That led to an online introduction to what must have been a remarkable man and his life.


 
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