A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

More trucks on the road

Written January 18th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

They say that every product we use was brought by a truck. So it’s no surprise that commercial trucks make up a big share of the vehicles on the interstates. I was thinking of this driving up I-5 from Central Point to Albany the other day, a distance of a little more than 200 miles.

Incident on I-5: Bizarre and sad

Written January 4th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

You wonder what makes people act the way they do sometimes. Here’s what the Oregon State Police said happened about 4:30 Saturday afternoon on Interstate 5: Two women, 53 and 61 years of age, were driving north on the freeway when they ran out of gas near the Highway 34 interchange.

Smooth ride: How much longer?

Written December 27th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

The drive from Southern Oregon to the mid-Willamette Valley on Interstate 5 takes little more than three hours on roughly 200 miles of smooth asphalt without so much as a single chuckhole. And while you’re cruising along, you don’t often think about how to pay for good roads like this, or worry that it may get more […]

On I-5: If it’s Friday, look out

Written November 27th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

On Interstate 5, beware of Friday afternoons. That seems to be the most dangerous time to drive on western Oregon’s main north-south highway.

How to boost freeway capacity

Written October 28th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

Given the cost of highway construction, you’d think Oregon would look for other ways of expanding the capacity of highways. On the freeways, one easy way to do that would be to equalize the legal speed of cars and pickups and commercial trucks. 

What crash reports should tell us

Written September 11th, 2013 by

  Almost every day, the Oregon State Police reports on vehicle crashes in which someone was killed or seriously injured. There is a forward-looking point to these reports. They should remind us all that in traffic, being insufficiently aware of potential danger can have terrible consequences. On Tuesday (Sept. 10), for example, a 30-year-old woman from Arizona […]

‘Crossing’: No we can’t

Written August 21st, 2013 by

What’s happening with the Columbia River Crossing, the proposed new interstate bridge in Portland, looks like a symptom of what’s wrong with America. We just can’t get things done any more, especially big things. The twin I-5 bridges in Portland have to be replaced or fixed. So for more than 10 years, planning has taken […]

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