Transportation Solutions Illustrated

This article from OnEarth magazine looks at ideas for improving transportation in the United States, and offers some illustrations to help explain.

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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