01 November 2015

Less driving is a problem

After years of encouraging people to drive less and take the train or bike, or at least drive a hybrid, it turns out that someone finally listened. Standard and Poor's reports that gas tax revenues are dropping because millennials are living more sustainably and healthier. And the problem is that we were counting on those revenues for road construction and maintenance.

The Star-Ledger reports that New Jersey isn't the only state struggling with this. But it isn't clear which states will be the first to recognize that this change in America's car culture is based on a dramatic generational change (not just a behavioral change) that might require some creative thinking about community priorities.

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