Washington, Oregon and California have lofty goals for increasing the number of non-polluting vehicles on the road. To achieve those goals, you and your neighbors will need to buy electric cars at a higher rate than we’re seeing now.
That fact was on the minds of many at an electric vehicle conference in Portland last week, where hundreds of electric car enthusiasts and policymakers gathered. A big topic of discussion was how to spur consumer demand.
Left: Major automakers gave a pre-release look at upcoming plug-in models at the EV Roadmap 9 conference in Portland on July 20-21.
What’s the Flux?: Commuter Dispatches is a series of stories from our region’s heaviest transit mode, the bus. Senior Producer for the project, Mona Yeh is joined Sonya Green in the KBCS studios to discuss more about the project. She was joined by Mary Jo Porter, partner of the Underhill Company. For the past 40 years, Mary has been involved in countless transportation planning projects in our, including as Deputy Light Rail Director at Sound Transit, preparer of the Seattle Transportation Strategic Plan and Southeast Seattle Multi Modal Plan. Mary Jo provides a snapshot of what’s shaped our current transit system, and recent trends in bus transit.
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