Oregonians drive almost 39 billion miles a year. More than 70 percent of these miles are from single occupant vehicles. Changing travel habits and reducing commuter and business driving are cost-saving alternatives to building ever-increasing highway and public transit capacity. Reduced driving also lessens air and water pollution, energy consumption and highway maintenance costs.
Solutions include increased use of public transit
, commuter pool vehicles
, carsharing, ride share matching services and telework
(telecommuting). Employers can also provide financial incentives
or work with a transportation management association
to encourage employees to change their travel mode