Transportation News

  • April 5, 2019

    Speak up for Transportation Justice

    Calling all Oregonians: Join us as we stand with partners across the state in support of drivers licenses for all: the “Equal Access to Roads Act” (House Bill 2015).Who should be licensed to drive? For many years, in order to ...more
  • February 1, 2019


    Oregon Environmental Council applauds the Clean Energy Jobs bill released by the Gov. Kate Brown and legislative leaders this week."We deeply appreciate the hard work that has gone into the Clean Energy Jobs bill and look forward to ...more
  • December 20, 2018

    22 milestones for Oregon in 2018

    Oregon Environmental Council has a bold agenda for 2019, but before we jump ahead we pause to reflect and to express our gratitude to the extraordinary community partners, civic leaders, board members and donors who stood up for a better ...more
  • October 24, 2018

    Oregonians attend DEQ hearing to speak against EPA rollbacks

    Dozens of concerned Oregonians left messages of opposition to proposals that would reverse environmental standards that protect our climate from greenhouse gases and communities from harmful air pollution during a public gathering in ...more
  • September 26, 2018

    TriMet moves to buy electric buses, diesel free by 2040

    We applaud TriMet for committing to transform its dirty diesel fleet to a modern electric fleet that greatly reduces life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions, eliminates air pollution at the tailpipe, and saves the agency money.more
  • September 12, 2018

    E-bikes: rules of the road & why we love 'em

    When it comes to the rules of the road, e-bikes occupy a legal space between bicycles and motor vehicles. That’s why we’re excited to share Oregon E-Bike Rights: A Legal Guide for Electric Bike Riders published August 2018 by the firm ...more
  • September 11, 2018

    Act now for clean buses tomorrow

    Very soon (in September 2018), Oregon's biggest user of diesel fuel will make a decision. Will TriMet invest in the cleanest buses for the future? Your comments can make a difference. Here are the details:Right now, Portland's ...more
  • September 7, 2018

    9th Circuit opinion preserves momentum for Clean Fuels Standards

    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion today upholding a lower court’s ruling dismissing industry claims against Oregon’s groundbreaking Clean Fuels Standard.more
  • September 6, 2018

    Electric cars get the spotlight with Drive Electric Week

     The time for learning about electric cars has never been better.National Drive Electric Week starts Saturday and fans of electric cars throughout the state are holding events offering test drives and camaraderie for folks ...more
  • August 21, 2018

    Oregon deserves #CleanerCars because #PollutionStinks

     It’s time for you to speak up for #CleanerCars to #StopEPARollbacks.Federal rollbacks are reversing decades of good work to hold automakers accountable.The Trump Administration and the acting leadership at the Environ...more
  • August 7, 2018

    Better transit: Keeping Oregon Moving

    Oregonians will soon have more bus service, thanks to a first-time stable, significant and statewide source of funding for public transit (part of the 2017 "Keep Oregon Moving" transportation package championed by Oregon Environmental ...more
  • August 2, 2018

    Supreme Court ruling will help Oregonians buy more electric cars

    The Oregon Supreme Court delivered a ruling today that clears the way to help thousands of Oregonians, including low-income families, buy electric cars with the help of state rebates.Learn how to apply for an EV rebate!“These ...more
  • July 17, 2018

    Time to wine down the Oregon Electric Byway

    Being able to access Oregon's public lands is essential to me, and without owning a car, it can be challenging. more
  • May 2, 2018

    May is Bike Month!

    After seemingly endless months of rain, Spring is here! Which means many of Oregon’s streets are now filled with even more bicyclists!Oregon’s most populated area, the Portland metro region, has the highest rate of commuters ...more
  • April 13, 2018

    Trump 'blew it' on vehicle emissions, now Oregon must step up

    President Donald Trump and Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt blew it. The agency’s decision this week to reverse tailpipe emissions standards is bad news. It’s bad for the environment, bad for business and bad for ...more


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