Gas

Cars

It's Time For A National VMT Fee Policy

Op-ed: Charging road users by how much they drive, not how much gas they buy, is the only sustainable way forward for infrastructure funding.

August 4, 2021 - Next City

Waze

Waze Wants To Be a Carpooling Matchmaker

The Google-owned company has the data to connect commuters to possible carpool buddies, Whether Waze can stem the long-term decline in carpooling remains to be seen.

July 5, 2019 - City Lab

Refueling

Car Manufacturers Worried After Trump Administration Gave More Than Expected

The auto industry lobby is meeting with Trump Administration officials to convince them to ease off the throttle.

May 14, 2018 - The New York Times

Rural Bus

Difficult Data to Understand: City Drivers Logging More Miles, Rural Drivers Fewer

As America's VMT returns to record highs, more of the miles are coming from cities than ever before.

July 19, 2017 - Slate

Gas Prices and the Value of Walkable Communities

The average family paid 25% more in gas in 2011 than they did in 2010. With that trend expected to continue into the foreseeable future, the case for the importance of walkable neighborhoods will grow along with it.

January 14, 2012 - PlaceShakers

Gas Guzzled to Differing Degrees in U.S. Cities

Cities are filled with gas-guzzlers, but some guzzle more than others. This infographic from Mint looks at which U.S. cities spend the most and least on gas.

July 28, 2011 - Mint

Mayors Push Gas Tax to Fund Transit in Vancouver

A group of mayor in the metropolitan Vancouver area have proposed an increase in the gas tax to develop a fund for a long-stalled transit project.

July 12, 2011 - The Globe and Mail

Gas Prices Beget Golf Carts

City officials in Lockhart, near Austin, consider allowing golf carts on arterial streets.

July 7, 2008 - Fox 7 KTBC Austin

Gas Pipelines Through Neighborhoods Are A Difficult Proposition

Fort Worth, Texas officials try to tackle the thorny issue of gas pipelines snaking through residential neighborhoods.

June 25, 2008 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Oklahoma's Car Culture Forced to Adapt

Oklahoma City residents used to 70-mile commutes are turning to carpooling as gas hovers at $4 a gallon. But with the largest land area of any U.S. city, providing public transit remains a major challenge.

June 14, 2008 - CNNMoney.com

The Double and Triple Whammy – Rising Fuel, Transit Reductions, and the Presidential Election

Three whammy’s are pressing America’s luck this spring as the nation engages in one of the most exciting presidential elections in my lifetime. The problem is that the only solution that has been proposed at the national-level has been a gas tax holiday. A gas tax holiday would have the effect of starving our increasingly troubled transportation system of the necessary funds to maintain and improve infrastructure and service.

May 21, 2008 - John Renne

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