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Oregon Started a Trend in 1919 with the Nation's First Gas Tax. Will It Do So Again?

Carl Davis | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Carl Davis

As of July 1, up to 5,000 Oregon drivers are allowed to sign up for a program called OReGO that will exempt them from Oregon's gas tax on the condition that they pay a new tax based directly on the number of miles they drive.

Do Green Cars Lead To More Driving?

Posted 04.12.2014 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Jim Motavalli: Here’s the good news: According to the wonks at the University of Michigan’s Transportation Researc...

Costly Driving Time Warp at the U.S. Department of Transportation

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

A sensible approach, especially given the recent decline in driving and increasing demand for transit, would be to plow a greater share of those limited resources into expanding access to public transportation and active transportation modes while focusing highway spending on fixing our existing roads and bridges.

Climate: A "Plan B" for Team Obama

William S. Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
William S. Becker

Congress's failure to act on global climate change was one of the reasons the diplomatic atmosphere was so chilly last year in Copenhagen. Now, Congress has chilled the atmosphere again.

Surface Transportation: The Need is Now

Edward Wytkind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Edward Wytkind

Transit systems nationwide are hemorrhaging while history shows that transportation bills are engines of job creation and their services are in highest demand.