|The low-energy cover|
The state will advance an investment package that includes increased funding for local roads and bridges that incorporate multi-model design elements, bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, transit operations and capital, freight and passenger rail improvements, as well as marine and air....So he has a couple of action items:
In addition, as federal fuel efficiency standards increase, low- and zero-emission vehicles hit the road and fuel use decreases. This trend challenges a transportation system funded by gas taxes that are restricted to road and automobile-based investments. To address this revenue challenge, the state will develop alternative transportation funding strategies that will provide stable and flexible funding to help the state achieve our energy and emission reduction goals.
Action Item: The legislature should consider the use of a Road User Fee for highly efficient vehicles (55 mpg or greater) in lieu of a gas tax.Read: It's mostly about electric cars, and a mileage tax, not about creating lots of choices in transportation and making it easy not to use a car!
ODOT's Innovate Partnership Section should work with stakeholders to consider a demonstration of an alternative revenue model based on road user fee in an area of Oregon. The Road User Fee should include a vehicle impact fee based on vehicle class, including weight and emissions.
The state will support continued conversations about sustainable funding multi-modal transportation infrastructure in order to meet its greenhouse gas reduction goals for the transportation sector including freight and passenger travel by air, marine, rail, transit, bicycle and pedestrian.
So in response here's a holiday ad I never get tired of.
It captures cheer and a little chill - just like the real jumble of feelings for the holiday.
And it's really about sustainable transport: "That's the way, Patriot. Let the OPECs keep their gasoline. We'll just tap into a far more efficient energy source. Manpower." It's amazing a national account went with this, however briefly.