18 Oct '11, 7pm

Time to Get America Moving: Invest in Transportation Infrastructure

Traffic sucks...our money away, as well as our time. Speaking of Time , the recent issue of the magazine had this to say about the problem: "Americans spend an extra 34 hours a year in their cars because of traffic. The reason: although fewer people are working, more Americans are taking jobs farther from their homes...The [Texas Transportation Institute] expects tie-ups to climb as the economy improves. Coincidentally, President Obama recently proposed spending $50 billion to upgrade our infrastructure, which might ease some of that congestion. Many Republicans say we can't afford it. But the TTI estimates that congestion already costs us $101 billion a year, or $713 per urban commuter, in extra fuel and wasted time." Setting aside the time Americans waste in traffic, the cost of transportation is putting a strain on most family budgets. And it's certainly putting the pin...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/rperks/traffic_sucksour...

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