Transportation

Life & Style Oregon considers mileage tracking system for road tax Oregon considers mileage tracking system for road tax
A task force within the state Department of Transportation is reviewing mileage-based assessments and looking at electronic systems for measuring and reporting mileage, systems that may already be used by private companies.
Life & Style Honda to cut US, Canada production by half Honda to cut US, Canada production by half
Parts shortages from three months of catastrophic flooding in Thailand have forced Honda to cut U.S. and Canadian factory production by 50 percent for the second time this year, the automaker said Monday.
Life & Style 6 tips for surviving a car trip with kids 6 tips for surviving a car trip with kids
A trip with the family can be lots of fun - or a migraine in the making - depending on how you plan and what you pack. We have some tips to make sure your travels are on the terrific side instead of the terrible.
Life & Style Hubcaps as canvas Hubcaps as canvas
Upstairs in Ken Marquis's art gallery and framing shop, you'll find a strange, cloistered world populated by a toothy dog chomping on a Frisbee, an enigmatic mermaid reclining in a pool of oil, and some guy named Barack Obama, superfluously announcing that "I AM A PRESIDENT."
Life & Style A double dose of bus envy A double dose of bus envy
An unusual sight revealed itself through my windshield a few weeks ago. I was downtown and couldn’t help but notice the largest bus I’d ever seen was at a stop in front of my car. (Yes, even Ms. Metro occasional gets behind the wheel sometimes.)
Life & Style What turns a motorhead's gears? What turns a motorhead's gears?
Growing up a child of the 70's, in part, made me what I am. How could you not at least be a little bit motorhead growing up with the General Lee, the Bandit's black and gold Firebird, Magnum P.I.'s bright red Ferrari 308 GTB, the Kawasaki GPZ1000's on CHiPs, The cigarette boats on Miami Vice...and the list, at least for me, goes on and on.
Life & Style Pacific Northwest riders to watch in the Tour de France Pacific Northwest riders to watch in the Tour de France
Every July, 200 or so anorexic-looking (mostly) white dudes slather themselves with chamois cream, squeeze into tiny spandex and nearly kill themselves riding their $10,000+ bicycles up some of the steepest mountains in the world.
Life & Style New car quality takes a hit due to technology New car quality takes a hit due to technology
Drivers reported more problems with their all-new or redesigned 2011 models than they did the year before, according to J.D. Power and Associates' annual survey of new vehicle quality.