Rail

Police issue 316 citations near TriMet rail construction project

Posted on August 7, 2013

Gary Halvorson, Oregon State Archives
Gary Halvorson, Oregon State Archives
From July 15 to Aug. 5, the Portland (Ore.) Police Bureau police issued 316 citations near the closure of SE 8th, 11th and 12th Avenues during construction of the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project. Police also issued 102 warnings, made four arrests for driving under the influence of intoxicants and made two other arrests.

The Police Bureau started targeted enforcement on Monday near the closure of SE Division Street, which will have 24-hour a day closures through Aug. 31.

Police are on the lookout for motorists who are distracted, impaired or aggressive, said Sgt. Robert Voepel of the Portland Police Bureau. Police advise motorists and pedestrians to make eye contact with other travelers.

The police enforcement is part of a collaboration among multiple city bureaus and public agencies to minimize the impact of several large-scale construction projects this summer in Southeast Portland.

TriMet, the Bureau of Environmental Services and the Portland Bureau of Transportation are working on projects to expand public transit access, update the streetscape design on SE Division Street and improve sewer service. To minimize the inconvenience to the public, the agencies have coordinated their construction schedules to try to ensure that major road closures on north-south corridors don’t overlap.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

London's light rail network to use automatic braking system

Work began on the feasibility of introducing this new safety measure shortly after a tragic crash in Croydon in November 2016.

Trinity Metro begins TEXRail commuter service to DFW airport

The new 27-mile commuter rail line runs from downtown Fort Worth to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s Terminal B.

NJ TRANSIT lease plan to generate $2.1M in non-farebox revenue

Continues its efforts to maximize non-farebox revenue by leveraging prime retail locations at its train stations.

MTA averts L Train shutdown to repair Superstorm Sandy damage

The massive reconstruction work, announced in 2016, called for a full closure of the tunnel for 18 months.

Tri-Rail celebrates 30th anniversary in January 2019

Over the years, Tri-Rail trains have been the scene for holiday parties, wedding and baby showers, and even Thanksgiving dinners.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation