Business Commute Challenge: Carpool Day

EUGENE, Ore. — The Business Commute Challenge is in it’s sixth day, and Thursday’s theme is a common one–Carpool Day! A woman who normally carpools every day with her husband told KEZI 9 News because they don’t work together, it takes a little more planning, but it works out well for them. “We think carpooling … Continue reading »

Teams Compete in Poker Walkabout

EUGENE, Ore. — High gas prices might be a little more incentive to compete in the Business Commute Challenge. Monday, teams participated in the Poker Challenge Walkabout. They got a gift basket with a map of seven different organizations to visit where they’d get a card. The team with the best hand won. Organizers say … Continue reading »

Local Gas Prices Jump 25 Cents

EUGENE, Ore. — Gas prices are creeping up across the country, but one website says the Eugene-Springfield area is seeing a more serious spike. In the past week, GasBuddy.com says we’ve seen a 25-cent increase. Compare that to the national uptick of just six cents. The jump is frustrating for drivers. “Especially working in construction, … Continue reading »

Commute Challenge Begins Saturday

EUGENE, Ore. — Some local residents will compete against others to help the city go green in the Business Commute Challenge. About 158 teams are already signed up, totaling more than 1,500 people. The goal of the challenge is to get everyone out walking, biking or using public transit for a week to minimize our … Continue reading »

Distracted Driving Deaths Underreported

EUGENE, Ore. — A study released by the National Safety Council suggests distracted driving deaths are being underreported. Police say the study makes sense because investigating the cause of a crash is a difficult process that sometimes leaves them without answers. You’re glued to it everyday. That little device that connects you to the world. … Continue reading »

Commute Challenge Holds Red Carpet Event

EUGENE, Ore. — The Business Commute Challenge officially starts this weekend. It’s a friendly community competition to reduce our carbon footprint. So to get in the spirit, organizers held their first ever red carpet event, which drew a steady crowd at the Campbell Center for a morning breakfast treat on Tuesday. Dozens of commuters walked … Continue reading »

Commute Challenge Signup Kicks Off

EUGENE, Ore. — The Business Commute Challenge is right around the corner, and organizers held a kickoff event Wednesday to get the community ready. Team leaders picked up team packets, grabbed a bite to eat and put their names into a drawing for a variety of prizes. The challenge is May 11-17. That week more … Continue reading »

Senate Passes Temp Licenses Bill

EUGENE, Ore. — Illegal immigrants may soon be able to get short term driver’s licenses in Oregon. The state Senate passed the controversial bill in a 20 to 7 vote. The bill would allow immigrants who have lived in Oregon for at least a year and meet other requirements to apply for driver’s licenses without … Continue reading »

Business Commute Challenge Begins Soon

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — As the weather gets nicer, a lot of us ditch our cars and find another way to get to work. That could be riding a bike, walking or hopping on the bus. Those habits could help your company win a county-wide competition. The city of Springfield is just one the workplaces that’s … Continue reading »

ODOT Installs Beltline Ramp Meters

EUGENE, Ore. — ODOT is diving into its construction season, including moving ahead with metered-ramp projects on Beltline Highway. Crews added some of the signage on the ramps, sparking some interest from drivers. The actual meters won’t go up for a couple more months through. The systems will be installed in four locations–River Road, River … Continue reading »

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