Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Lack of Transit Options Crushing American Families

$4 gas by Spring.

The increases could not come at a worse time for the economy. With growth slowing, energy increases that were once easily absorbed by consumers are now more likely to act as a drag on household budgets, leaving people with less money to spend elsewhere. These costs could worsen the nation’s economic woes, piling a fresh energy shock on top of the turmoil in credit and housing.

New York Times

2 comments:

CFD said...

Maybe high gas prices will motivate people to make different choices. There is another way than the car way. The majority of Americans will be better off in so many aspects of their lives if they could only figure that out. Many Americans, who don't live in rural areas and who do have other options (transit, bike, walk), simply choose to drive. And I don't feel sorry for them for that. (Just like I don't feel sorry for the people who used their houses as bank accounts).

We still drive - less and less every month - but still do on occasion. It's changed our life to use our bikes. And our family is better off for it.

Thanks,
Anne
www.carfreedays.wordpress.com.

jake said...

Some small town in the USA actually have no public transportation, at all.

It should have been built instead of spending all that money on a stupid war for nothing.