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Oregon names its voluntary pay-as-you-drive highway usage tax. Meet OreGo

Oregon names its voluntary pay-as-you-drive highway...

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 23, 2015

Oregon’s Road Usage Charge Program (RUC) is officially titled OreGo and will start implementation July 1 this year. Created by Oregon Senate ...

Residents of small Oregon town use bulldozer, snow to fight and contain large fire

Residents of small Oregon town use bulldozer, snow to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 08, 2015

With no fire department of their own, the residents of a small town in central Oregon banded together in sub-zero ...

More states ban ET-Plus guardrail system

More states ban ET-Plus guardrail system

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Oct 24, 2014

The list of state department of transportations to have removed the controversial guardrail end-terminal model (ET-Plus) from its approved highway-products ...

Move over gas tax: California could move to VMT fee

Move over gas tax: California could move to VMT fee

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Jun 14, 2014

California is considering switching from a state gas tax to a vehicle-miles-traveled (VMT) fee, our sister site Overdrive reports. The state’s ...

Dangerous tunnel ‘game’ ends in vehicular crash, multiple injuries

Dangerous tunnel ‘game’ ends in vehicular...

Posted by Lauren Heartsill Dowdle on May 28, 2014

You’ve probably heard the old superstition about holding your breath through a tunnel for good luck — or maybe you ...

VIDEO: How to harvest Christmas trees with a helicopter

VIDEO: How to harvest Christmas trees with a helicopter

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 24, 2013

We're not sure how many Christmas tree harvesting videos you've seen, but you probably haven't seen one involving a helicopter. ...

New bill would nearly double the federal gas tax to better fund transportation

New bill would nearly double the federal gas tax to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 05, 2013

While one duo of Congressmen contends that the gasoline tax should reduced by 80 percent and federal transportation funding eliminated ...

11 States with the Highest Texting-While-Driving Fines

11 States with the Highest Texting-While-Driving Fines

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Oct 28, 2013

Most drivers probably know by now that it’s not a great idea to text while driving. But that isn’t stopping ...

Suburbs become more bicycle friendly

Suburbs become more bicycle friendly

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Oct 15, 2013

Many young Americans are driving less than in previous years, and cities are reacting by adding more options, including bike ...

Fun With Road Signs

Fun With Road Signs

Posted by Tina Grady Barbaccia on Sep 03, 2013

While running the Emerald City Half Marathon in Dublin, Ohio, in late August, I managed to pass the miles by ...

Construction worker punches bank robber into a jail cell

Construction worker punches bank robber into a jail...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 21, 2013

If it wasn't bad enough that alleged bank robber Frazer Piccolo was literally caught red-handed, his capture was assisted by ...

Boise State construction management students required to use iPads as tablets become more commonplace on jobsites

Boise State construction management students required...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 06, 2013

Casey Cline, a professor at Boise State University who teaches construction management, calls iPads "essential" to "the new way" of ...

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