Good News, Gas Prices are going up:

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Good News, Gas Prices are going up:
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Mon, 04-18-2011 - 12:19pm

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Mon, 04-25-2011 - 1:27pm
I am happy to say that I drive a small car, but it is still a bit pricey to fill up the tank. Someone seriously needs to come up with an alternate fuel source.
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Registered: 04-07-2002
Mon, 04-25-2011 - 2:54pm
ITA. The gas taxes in my state go towards roadway maintenance & mass transit. They don't go directly to help the poor here either.

 nwtreehugger  

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Mon, 04-25-2011 - 3:01pm
AMEN!! I was just looking for a link to that story because it peeves me no end. I will pay what I need to pay...but I will NOT be robbed by Big Oil just so they can, once again, make record profits!

 nwtreehugger  

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Mon, 04-25-2011 - 3:35pm
Grew up in the 'burbs & we had great bus service....and that was a 'few' years ago! ;) My mother never drove & yet we traveled all over (dad was MIA from the time I was about 2). We went downtown to shop or go to the Farmer's Market. We took the bus to Vancouver, BC at least 4 times a year. We traveled to Minnesota by train every summer. My mom took the bus to work at Boeing Plant II almost every day for 30 yrs. Mass transit can work in smaller cities & even the 'burbs.

I don't understand what you mean by 'the coyote picture of the Seattle area light rail...".

Yes, it doesn't always work for everyone. MY DH would LOVE to take mass transit to work but he works in another county & it, sadly, doesn't work well for him.

Around here, it depends on where we are going & keep in mind that my car gets 40mpg on the freeway - if we head up to Canada, sometimes we drive & sometimes we take the ferry. Depends on our destination up there. Taking the bus is also an easy & inexpensive option. Portland, OR - we usually drive. We could do the train or fly but driving is easier. If we're heading down to northern CA - I much prefer to fly. Road trips that long with my DH are usually a torture session! ;)

All of that said, we still need to invest in more nationwide mass transit. It's a no-brainer. I'd take the train if more routes were available. In fact, I'd LOVE to take the train across Canada - I think that would be so beautiful! And yes, I'm quite familiar with train travel - we used to take Amtrak back to Minnesota every summer.

I don't see a time in the near future where Americans will give up their private cars. We have a large country & there is a need. However, we need to develop & change over to other fuel sources. AND we need to understand that there are times when we just might have to give up a little time here or there & take mass transit....

 nwtreehugger  

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Mon, 04-25-2011 - 11:10pm

This is a debate board.

Jabberwocka

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Mon, 04-25-2011 - 11:30pm

I have used mass transit in Albuquerque (which probably qualifies as a "smaller urban" population center).

Jabberwocka

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Mon, 04-25-2011 - 11:40pm

<< I suggest less assumption about the experiences, and intent of others. >>

 

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