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RI Senate approves study of VMT

The state Senate on Tuesday approved the creation of a commission to study the possibility of instituting a Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) tax the Providence Journal reports. The measure, sponsored by Sen. Josh Miller (D-Cranston, Warwick) would institute a charge on each mile driven and would either replace or supplement the gas tax. Currently RIDOT […]

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Car Culture Unsustainable

ecoRI looks at the unsustainability of our car dependency and how public transit is short changed. Last week, GrowSmart’s John Flaherty spoke on a panel at the Apeiron Institute for Sustainable Living with RIPTA Assistant General Manager Mark Therrien and the co-author of “Carjacked: The Culture of the Automobile and its Effects on Our Lives” […]

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