Drivers beware, patrols will boost enforcement
Tualatin police will remindthe public about traffic laws and safety techniques Wednesday with "education through enforcement."
The Tualatin Police Department, assisted by Beaverton police, will increase patrols from 8 a.m. to noon, said Sgt. Greg Pickering, a Tualatin police spokesman.
"As we enter into the summer and fall months, the nicer weather will bring about an increase in outdoor activity," Pickering said. "Drivers are reminded to be extra vigilant in regards to pedestrians and bicyclists."
Officers will focus on traffic control devices, pedestrian laws, emergency vehicles and problems, including speeding and following too closely.
-- John Snell


Work on Steel Bridge
causes minor delays The Steel Bridge closed to MAX traffic Saturday as crews began setting new tracks to connect existing rail lines to the new downtown Portland line.
According to many riders Monday morning -- the first heavy travel day since the closure began -- the break in the light-rail line added about 10 minutes to their commutes across the Willamette River.
Shuttle buses will ferry passengers between the Rose Quarter and Old Town. The closure will run through Aug. 24.
For information, call 503-238-RIDE (7433) or visit TriMet: Public Transportation for the Portland, Oregon, Metro Area.
-- Staff reports