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Friday, September 7, 2012

Oregonians Are Using Less and Less Gas

Posted by Sarah Mirk on Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Northwest environmental think tank Sightline has a cool little graphic up about how people in Oregon and Washington are using less gas than we have in 30 years. That's a change from recent years.


It's interesting to keep in mind amid all the reporting on gas prices climbing—we're actually doing a solid job of driving less. Of course, the downside of that is less people buying gas means our gas-tax-dependent city transportation budget will be in trouble unless we increase the gas tax in the future or find some better funding method.

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