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Now is not the time to scrap farm fuel tax break: farmers

Anxious farmers got no reassurance that subsidies they receive — including tax breaks for farm fuel purchases — will be continued after the provincial budget comes down next week. 239 more words

Local News

Oregon Traffic, A VMT Update

As everyone who has driven a vehicle recently knows, traffic volumes are up and congestion is worse today than just a couple years ago. I know I see and feel it driving around the state for presentations over the past year. 28 more words

Employment Department

Record number of miles driven is a failure, not an accomplishment

“It’s Wow Wednesday! U.S. sets record in 2016 with an estimated 3.2 trillion miles traveled.” – Tweet from the Federal Highway Administration.

This is not good news. 472 more words

Urban Planning

My Take on Calls to Raise the Gas Tax

I have cited two articles from this past winter when fuel prices were considerably lower than they are now.  I’ve done so to make a point.  458 more words

Oregon’s transportation crisis ‘at a tipping point’

The state’s underinvestment in transportation is at a crisis point that will force the hand of the public and private sector to consider alternative funding sources, said panelists at an Oregon Business Hot Topics, Cool Talks discussion this morning. 11 more words

Dept. Of Transportation

Electric Cars and the Gas Tax

When is a penalty not a penalty?

There has been, in Virginia and elsewhere, a lot of discussion and complaining about a so-called Electric Car penalty.  398 more words

Miscellaneous

Increase gas taxes to improve our heavily subsidized road network

I bike to save money. I bike to save the environment. I bike to improve my health. I also bike to stay away from my car and as often as I can, I look for ways to avoid motorized vehicles when walking, biking or even paddling could get the job done just as well. 545 more words

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