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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Close to town, a nice place for boats

Written May 25th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

The bike took me past Freeway Lakes southeast of Albany the other day. Once again I was glad to see that this place is getting some use by people in small boats.

Let’s let trucks go faster on I-5

Written February 25th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Freeway drivers in Albany and elsewhere on the Oregon interstates will be interested in the state’s proposal to raise the speed limit for trucks. If it goes through, this should ease the congestion caused by slow trucks overtaking each other at leisurely speeds.

Bill seeks more median barriers

Written April 5th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Cables and other types of median barriers are fine and good, but what else could we try to keep drivers on their side of the road?

Why America can’t fix its bridges

Written November 24th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

We are hearing a lot these days — most recently on CBS’s “60 Minutes” on Sunday — about the sad shape of the highways and bridges in this country, and how politicians in Congress are refusing to raise the gas tax to fix this failing “infrastructure.” Maybe more could be done if we found a way to […]

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