Transportation

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Oregon must relax limits on use of money for road work

This opinion piece by former ODOT Rail Director Claudia Howells examines our broken transportation funding system.

Report | OSPIRG Foundation | Transportation

Do Roads Pay for Themselves?

Disproves the common misperception that road building is paid for by user fees, otherwise known as the federal gas tax.

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Northwest Rail Projects Receive Federal Money

Oregon receives almost $2 million in federal funding for our high-speed rail corridor.

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Higher-speed rail: Interstate 5 corridor ideal for a fast track to a better Oregon

Former Salem Mayor Janet Taylor writes an opinion piece for the Oregonian about how improving our rail system in Oregon will help commuters and create jobs.

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High Speed Rail = Oregon Jobs, Report Says

KLCC covers OSPIRG's newest high-speed rail report release, and the planning process for improving our passenger rail line in Oregon.

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Stakeholders Highlight Importance of High Speed Rail

Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy and University of Oregon students are looking toward the future of high speed rail in Oregon.

Report | OSPIRG Foundation | Transportation

A Track Record of Success

As America moves toward construction of new high-speed rail networks in regions throughout the country, we have much to learn from experiences abroad. High-speed rail lines have operated for more than 45 years in Japan and for three decades in Europe, providing a wealth of information about what the United States can expect from high-speed rail and how we can receive the greatest possible benefits from our investment.

Report | OSPIRG Foundation | Transportation

Road Work Ahead

For decades, political pressures have often led to policies and projects that favor new highway expansion while neglecting existing infrastructure that is in serious need of repair. We need stronger “fix-it-first” policies that prioritize repair and maintenance of our existing roads and bridges rather than spending on needless and wasteful new highway capacity.

 

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OSPIRG Event Raises Awareness of Transportation Costs

Medford and Ashland residents celebrate Transportation Freedom Day, the date which they have earned enough income to pay off their transportation costs for the year.

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Study: Rogue Valley faces highest transportation costs in Oregon

Medford and Ashland residents take a closer look at how much they spend on transportation annually.

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