Transportation News

  • November 14, 2022

    Tolling in Oregon: What's The Deal?

    What is tolling? It seems like a simple question, but a “toll” can be understood in many different ways. Most simply, a toll is a charge for driving a vehicle on a specific piece of roadway.  Looking beyond that, though, there are a ...more
  • November 14, 2022

    The Inflation Reduction Act for Oregon

    Only a few months ago, things were not looking good for federal climate action. The Supreme Court had just voted to strike down the Clean Power Plan. Senator Manchin of West Virginia had just announced he would not support a reconciliation ...more
  • October 10, 2022

    Your Voice. Your Vote. Your Planet

    It’s that time of year again. Election season always seems to creep up quickly and navigating important deadlines, candidate debates, and ballot measure information can be tricky. But voting in Oregon is one of THE most important actions ...more
  • October 5, 2022

    Clean Cars Are the Future - It's Time to Update Oregon’s Standards

    It is (past) time we break up with oil! Not only do the big changes in the price of gas affect our wallets, but burning fossil fuels is bad for the climate and our health. Oregon has the opportunity to be a leader in the transition to ...more
  • September 23, 2022

    Climate Victory! Oregon Clean Fuels Standard Now Strongest in the Nation

    Oregon just took a huge step toward reducing climate and air pollution from our top emitting sector. The Oregon Environmental Quality Commission (EQC) today adopted an expanded Clean Fuels Program, more than tripling our existing standard ...more
  • August 11, 2022

    New land use planning rules begin to address gaps from the past

    Last month, The Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) finalized the adoption of the Climate-Friendly and Equitable Communities rules. These transportation and land use rules, while not completely transformative, have real ...more
  • a man looking into an engine of a new electric vehicle
    June 7, 2022

    Getting an electric vehicle just got easier!

    Electric vehicles are only becoming more popular and affordable. Though we still need to find ways to drive less, EVs are a great alternative for cleaner mobility.  Thanks to some new policies and state investments, many of them supported ...more
  • May 5, 2022

    Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program: Building on past successes to maximize climate, health and economic benefits in Oregon

    From the Climate Protection Program to the Clean Truck Rules, Oregon has made significant progress in recent months to tackle climate emissions from our top polluting sector: transportation. Yet, even with these important policy achieve...more
  • April 15, 2022

    EVs Are Not Just for Urban Commuters

    The transition from gas to electric vehicles is now well underway. From electric cars, trucks, and busses, to e-bikes, e-scooters, and personal wheeled devices of all kinds, there are more and more electric options for getting around town. ...more
  • April 8, 2022

    Moving the Decimal Point on the Price of Gas

    When I was learning how to drive, back in the middle of the 1973 Arab oil embargo, with long lines and gas rationed on “odd/even” days, everyone was completely shocked when the price of gas rose from 39 cents to 53 cents.  Today, gas ...more
  • March 11, 2022

    Oregon Climate Action Plan Turns Two!

    Two years ago, Governor Kate Brown made history when she signed the Oregon Climate Action Plan (OCAP), executive order 20-04. It’s the largest executive action on climate in Oregon history, and arguably the biggest single climate ...more
  • 2022 Legislative Session Banner
    March 9, 2022

    2022 Oregon legislative victories!

    With a flurry of action in just five short weeks, the 2022 Legislative Session concluded on March 4th. This year’s session started with extreme uncertainty as a result of major changes in leadership and a new COVID variant. It also ...more
  • February 17, 2022

    2022 Oregon Legislature: Mid-Session Update

    The 2022 Legislative Session is well underway. OEC staff have jumped in with both feet, analyzing bills and recommending improvements, writing and delivering strong testimony, organizing partnered groups, and defending against harmful ...more
  • February 4, 2022

    Investing in a Better Transportation Future

    Oregon is receiving more than a billion dollars from the federal government through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This money will be allocated to projects around the state by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), ...more
  • a graphic of a transportation future
    November 15, 2021

    What could we do with a billion dollars?

    Now that Congress has passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, more than a billion dollars will be coming to Oregon for transportation. That’s great news and it presents us with a big opportunity to think about how we can ...more

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