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Portland city planners rethink land use and the transportation network as the rise of e-commerce increases congestion and puts climate goals at risk.

Will expanding I-5 relieve congestion? Freight industry says yes

Despite numerous studies demonstrating that freeway expansions worsen congestion, the freight industry supports a proposed expansion of I-5 at the Rose Quarter. Members of the rail and trucking industries say the project will relieve congestion and improve safety. “It benefits everyone, not just freight,” said Pia Welch, a FedEx project engineering specialist and chair of the … Read more