Community leaders are urging people to take the MAX light rail to the Washington County Fair, Oregon International Air Show and Hillsboro Hops games to help in reducing traffic congestion and parking problems.

The fair and the air show can be easily reached by the MAX station at the Washington County Fairgrounds. A free shuttle bus will carry fairgoers to the main gates and back.

Traffic and parking problems are expected to be especially bad because the fair and air show overlap this summer. The county fair runs from July 25 to 28, while the air show is July 26-28.

For those driving to the events, paid parking is available on the fairgrounds at a cost of $5 per car and $10 for buses and oversized vehicles.

Grants for low-income families available

Kaiser Permanente recently granted Community Action $75,000 to support services to low-income families. The funds will be used to improve technology and data infrastructure so the agency can provide more efficient and effective comprehensive services to families transitioning out of poverty.

Each year, Community Action provides hope, help and change for over 30,000 Washington County residents struggling with the conditions of poverty; conditions that often impact people’s health.

Kaiser Permanente has partnered with Community Action to fund the creation of a comprehensive electronic record for clients so low-income families can more efficiently receive services specific to their situation, helping them more quickly get on a path out of poverty.

Road work ahead; expect delays

Washington County transportation officials are reminding the public that the summer road-paving season has started, and motorists can expect delays caused by numerous projects.

In addition, school is out and more young bicyclists and pedestrians are expected to be on the roads.

Major projects currently under way include the Oregon Department of Transportation’s work on various stretches of the Tualatin Valley Highway and Highway 217.

In addition, Old Highway 47 between the Scoggins Valley Road and Fluke Drive will be closed for approximately four months for bridge replacement work.

Smaller repair projects will take place at numerous locations throughout the county, weather permitting.

Updated information and detours can be found on the county’s website at

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