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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

A fence hole where a bridge was proposed

Written March 8th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

For a long time now, there’s been a gaping hole in the fence on the path from Albany Station to Swanson Park. That might have been foreseen when plans for the station remodeling were discussed 23 years ago.


Bike meets Coast Starlight at the station

Written February 10th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

At the risk of overdoing the railroad theme on this blog, here’s yet another train episode.


Public EV chargers: A question of practicality

Written January 2nd, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Albany is still waiting to hear whether it will receive a federal grant to pay for installing four more public electric-vehicle charging stations at key points in town.


Train depot addition: What it’s for

Written November 21st, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Someone was wondering about the little metal shed that has just appeared next to the new platform at Albany Station. And no, it’s not the outside restroom that the City of Albany once wanted to build but then postponed.


Albany drops grant-funded depot restroom

Written October 14th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Albany Station may one day have a public restroom available when the station is closed, but it won’t be soon.


City may drop restroom project at depot

Written October 6th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Nearly four years ago, the city council decided to seek grants to build a small public restroom outside Albany Station. Now city officials  are proposing to give up on the project as too expensive.


Timing: An hour off at Albany Station

Written August 3rd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

One hates to be a nag. Still, when the bike takes me through the parking lot of Albany Station, experience says I should look up at the top of the tower and check the clocks, just for fun.


 
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