PIRG in the News

How students are engaging textbook companies in a duel against high prices, and winning

Before entering the classroom of an intro-level economics course, students get a real-life experience with the subject — the required textbook costs $290 on Amazon.

Media Hit | Transit

Marylanders cut back on driving

Marylanders are driving less these days, according to a report by the Maryland PIRG Foundation, a public interest research group.

Media Hit | Transit

End of 'driving boom' spurs talk of reshaping state transportation plans

"Given these trends, we need to press the reset button on our transportation policy," Guy said. "Just because past transportation investments overwhelmingly went to highway construction doesn't mean that continues to be the right choice for Maryland's future."

Media Hit | Transit

Marylanders are driving less, report says

You may not notice it from your daily commute but Marylanders are driving less. Marylanders have cut their per-person driving miles by 4 percent since 2005, according to a new report from the Maryland PIRG Foundation. The decline mirrors a national trend. Across the U.S., 45 states have reduced per-person driving since 2005, the report said.

Media Hit | Sustainability, Waste

Bottle bill would boost recycling in Maryland

Nearly 1 billion recyclable beverage containers will get trashed instead of recycled in Maryland this summer alone. Our low container recycling rate has serious consequences for public health, climate pollution and our quality of life.

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