Green Transportation

The latest and greatest on the many ways to move around, from electric cars and hybrid vehicles to commuter and electric bikes.

MAX Car 105: Paying MAX's Vegetable Oil Fuel Tax

By Jack McCornack

My MAX car got licensed with the local DOT to run on vegetable oil fuel and pay its proper taxes per gallon. Each state has its own rules; here's how we do it in Oregon.


Day in the Life of a Wood Gas Driver, Part 2

By Chris Saenz

Hit the road, using wood for fuel! Chris Saenz takes a trip on wood gas power.


Day in the Life of a Wood Gas Driver, Part 1

By Chris Saenz

Ever wondered what its like to drive around using wood as fuel? Tag along with Chris as he fires up his wood gas truck.


Study Reveals More Children Are Walking to School

Press Release

Walking to school is becoming increasing popular among students and their parents, according to the National Center for Safe Routes to School. Biking to school also is showing strong support among forms of active transportation.


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Compare Alternative Fuel Vehicles

By Clean Cities Blog

Step on the gas with a clear conscience: Use Clean Cities' vehicle comparison site to find the right light-duty model among alternative fuel vehicles, and green up your life in the fast lane.


Mackinac Island Hospitality: Eco-Tourism in Michigan

By John D. Ivanko

John D. Ivanko discovered that those in the hospitality business on Mackinac Island showcase the best of the past, blending it perfectly with modern sensibilities and, by default of it being an island, an ecological awareness to protect and preserve exactly what the millions of visitors come to see and experience every year.


Zipcar Car Sharing Service Offers New Monthly Plan

Press Release

Members of Zipcar can now enroll in the car-sharing service on a monthly basis. Zipcar is one of the world's largest car-sharing companies, operating a global network of over 10,000 vehicles.


Where Cars Are Illegal: Eco-Tourism on Mackinac Island, Michigan

By John D. Ivanko

As soon as my wife, son and I stepped off the Shepler’s Ferry, one of only three ferry services to Mackinac Island, our connection to motorized transport ceased to exist. Since 1898, cars and nearly every other form of motorized, gas-guzzling transportation are illegal on this Michigan island.



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