A new Oregon program to replace the gas tax rewards Hummers over hybrids. Why did the state spend millions on this?
Drivers of hybrid and electric cars enjoy lots of benefits. They can feel good that they’re churning out a lot less carbon. Their energy costs are lower. And they don’t have to pay as much as they
The Portland Bureau of Transportation once again faces a big hole in its budget. PBOT director Tom Miller informed bureau staff this morning that projections show a $4.5 million gap in the city department's $100 million budget for 2013. "This is a shortfall just like last year," says PBOT spokeswoman Cheryl Kuck. "We're looking at $4.5 million in cuts this time around."Last November, PBOT ...
WW would like to offer you, dear reader, three New Year's particulars to keep you on your game tomorrow night: 1. Bar hopping? TriMet's bus and MAX service will be free after 8 pm. And MAX trains will run until 3 am. 2. Spending big? No worries. Oregon's minimum wage will rise by 10 cents on New Year's Day to $8.50 (that's $208 more in 2011 for the full-time worker.) 3. Resolving to bike ...