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News Release | CoPIRG Foundation | Transportation

Colorado Sees Double Digit Drop in Driving

Coloradans have cut their per-person driving miles by 11.4 percent since 2005, while the nation’s long term driving boom appears to have ended, according to a new report from the CoPIRG Foundation.  Colorado had the 6th largest drop of state and now ranks 14th for fewest vehicle miles traveled per person.

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Report | CoPIRG Foundation | Transportation

Moving Off the Road

This report for the first time presents government data on state-by-state driving trends. It analyzes which states drive more miles per-person, which states have reduced their driving the most since the end of the national Driving Boom, and how state changes in driving behavior correspond to other changes such as growing unemployment or urbanization.

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Report | CoPIRG Foundation | Transportation

Infographic - New Direction for Transportation

This infographic illustrates the end of the Driving Boom.

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Blog Post | Transportation

New academic study underscores CoPIRG finding on reduced driving | Danny Katz

A new report from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute indicates that light duty miles down 8.8% between 2004 and 2011.

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Media Hit | Tax

Farm Bill Should Stop Wasting Our Taxes

On July 15, less than a week after the House passed a Farm Bill bloated with handouts to big agribusinesses like Monsanto, Twinkies went back on the market.

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Media Hit | Democracy

Amendment 65: Voters, not money, should drive elections

Six days and 14 hours. According to a recent analysis by the students of CU News Corps, that's how long it would take you to sit down and watch the political ads that have been purchased on Denver's four biggest television stations this year. The price tag? Nearly $20 million.

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Media Hit | Democracy

Raising the Youth Voice in Grand Junction

Twenty-year-old Benjamin Shipman will vote in his first U.S. presidential election Nov. 6, and he's working to ensure other youth also exercise their right to vote.

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Bank fees a mile higher in Denver area

Denver consumers pay the nation's highest ATM surcharges and overdraft fees, according to a report released Monday by Bankrate.com.

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News Release | CoPIRG | Democracy

Initiative Targeting Big Campaign Spenders Qualifies for November Ballot

Coloradans have responded to the barrage of campaign spending in Colorado by putting an initiative on the ballot to instruct Colorado’s elected officials to pass a federal constitutional amendment to limit campaign contributions and spending.

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College Students Getting Refunds On Debit Cards

The U.S. Public Interest Research Group came out with a study in May called “The Campus Debit Card Trap”. U.S. PIRG is a consumer advocacy group.

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