Transportation News

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    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
  • November 8, 2021

    Top Ten Achievements of 2020-2021

    Oregon Environmental Council works year-round to protect Oregon's water, air, land, and communities. This year was a special one. We made Oregon a better place through our participation in state-wide coalitions, tireless bird-dogging of ...more
  • November 8, 2021

    E-Bike Events this Fall with OEC

    At OEC, we believe that a high-quality transportation system is one that offers people healthy and safe choices to meet their transportation needs. Electric bicycles and other kinds of small electric mobility devices, like scooters ...more
  • October 5, 2021

    ODOT Mega-projects in the Portland area

    The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has a mega-project wishlist. The top projects on this list are the Abernethy Bridge on I-205, and the Boone Bridge, the Rose Quarter, and the Columbia River Crossing on I-5.  These projects ...more
  • electric vehicle charging station
    August 26, 2021

    A Supercharged EV Road Trip

    Ava During Covid, when schools shut down, my teenage daughter’s life was suddenly all online. So it didn’t surprise me when she started telling me about a new group of friends she met on an online forum dedicated to One Direction, an ...more
  • I-5 Interstate Bridge between Oregon and Washington
    August 10, 2021

    Building Bridges: Connections Between Communities, Climate, and Equitable Transportation

    The Columbia River between Washington and Oregon has been significant for transportation around the region for thousands of years, with people moving along and across the river to meet their needs, make a living, and connect across ...more
  • August 2, 2021

    E-Bike Q&A: You have Questions, We have Answers!

    E-Bikes are growing in popularity, yet many people still are hesitant to purchase one. In this Q&A, current and former OEC staff answer questions about their recent E-Bike purchases. OEC Summer Intern Juliáe Riva sat down with former ...more
  • July 15, 2021

    OEC and partners call on ODOT to consider climate and equity

    July 14, 2021 Oregon Transportation Commission 355 Capitol Street, NE MS 11 Salem, Oregon 97301   Dear Chair Van Brocklin and members of the Oregon Transportation Commission: Our organizations write this letter as ...more
  • electric vehicle for sale at PDX Autoshow
    July 6, 2021

    Buying a car? Go electric!

    Are you considering buying a car? This is a great time to consider your electric options! Before we even get started, though, we have to ask you a tough question. Depending on where you live, do you really need a car? At Oregon ...more
  • April 8, 2021

    Take Action for Climate-Friendly Transportation

    Show up to these community listening sessions for the Climate-Friendly and Equitable Communities Rulemaking to help Oregon meet its climate goals. more
  • March 8, 2021

    Why Does Congestion Pricing Matter?

    As ODOT considers transportation pricing in the Portland region, we explain why “congestion pricing” is the most effective long-term way to address our traffic woes.more
  • December 21, 2020

    Advocates hold commissioners' feet to the fire

    Oregon Transportation Commission decision advances climate-friendly projects but fails to meet the urgency of the climate crisismore
  • October 23, 2020

    Your Vote Matters - Our Issue Endorsements

    From fair and honest elections to investments in biking, walking and electric buses, here are our picks for Oregon ballot measures that are critical to our environment, health and democracy.more
  • October 14, 2020

    transforming transportation: working together to accelerate electrification

    Cutting down diesel pollution not only improves human health and mitigates climate impact, it also keeps our money local and creates new jobs. On July 10th, Governor Brown signed on to a memorandum of understanding with governors of 14 ...more
  • October 5, 2020

    Advancing Equity in Transportation Systems

    We know that our transportation system is not equitable. A system centered on moving vehicles, not people and goods, is not equitable. Most of us don’t think about “transportation” as an issue. We think about our commute, our ...more

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