Transportation Solutions Illustrated

This article from <em>OnEarth</em> magazine looks at ideas for improving transportation in the United States, and offers some illustrations to help explain.
December 11, 2010, 5am PST | Nate Berg
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The ideas range from bus rapid transit to fees based on vehicle miles-travelled.

"From 1980 to 2006 the total vehicle miles traveled (VMT) doubled, while total highway lane miles grew by only 4.4 percent. Traffic costs drivers $78 billion a year in wasted fuel and lost work time. As gasoline use declines with more efficient vehicles, the federal government assesses a fee, based on VMT, of about 2 cents per mile."

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Published on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 in OnEarth
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