December 16, 2018, 11am PST
A tax on bikes in the state of Oregon, implemented in 2017, generated less tan half of the revenue as was expected.
July 27, 2018, 11am PDT
Rep. Bill Shuster, who chairs the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, wants to hike gas and diesel taxes by 15 and 20 cents per gallon, respectively, add two new user fees on bicycles and electric vehicles, and test VMT fees.
U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
May 17, 2018, 12pm PDT
The Pacific Northwest's Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area is studying options to add congestion pricing to one or two interstates.
March 1, 2018, 10am PST
The state of Oregon is already tinkering with a bike tax it approved last year.
September 1, 2017, 2pm PDT
Oregon is one of five states that has no sales tax, but that will change on January 1, with Gov. Kate Brown's signature on a landmark transportation funding bill that applies a half-cent sales tax to auto sales and increases gas taxes by 10 cents.
July 20, 2017, 11am PDT
The Colorado legislature has been unable to agree on a transportation funding package, but the recent bill passed by Oregon has prompted one influential Republican senator to suggest that the state tax bicycle sales.
The Gazette (Colorado Springs)
July 12, 2017, 1pm PDT
After Gov. Kate Brown signs the comprehensive funding package, Oregon will be the eighth state this year to approve legislation to increase its gas tax and the first ever to add a bike tax to fund bike and pedestrian infrastructure.
July 7, 2017, 8am PDT
The package, which doesn't tax walking and running shoes, went to the legislature on June 30. It includes a ten cents per gallon gas tax, a 0.10 percent payroll tax, a $15 tax on new bikes costing at least $200, and a potential toll on I–205.
June 4, 2017, 9am PDT
Oregon lawmakers have proposed a new tax on the sale of bikes—if it passes it would be the first of its kind in the country.