The City of Corvallis encourages its citizens and visitors to reduce the number of trips made by single-occupancy vehicles ("SOVs"). Alternative modes of transportation, such as bicycling, buses, walking, skating, and carpooling or vanpooling, as well as telecommuting, can reduce traffic congestion and provide benefits to individuals and to the community:
- Reduced traffic congestion and air pollution improve community livability.
- Less traffic reduces the need for additional, expensive roadway construction projects.
- Fewer vehicles on the road means less land is needed for parking facilities, allowing it to be used for open space or commercial and residential development.
- Walking, bicycling and skating can improve health and well-being.
Oregon businesses can receive a state tax credit for projects that reduce energy used in transportation or invest in cleaner-burning transportation fuels. Non-profits and government agencies in Oregon can transfer their tax credit eligibility to a business or individual with Oregon tax liability. For more information on how your business or agency can receive tax credits, visit the Oregon Department of Energy website.
For information about Transportation Options, including employer based programs such as the Employee Transportation Coordinator (ETC ) program, Emergency Ride Home (ERH) program, or other local resources, please contact Greg Wilson at 541-766-6916.