Friday, May 23, 2008

A step in the right, albeit painful direction

An article on Yahoo's Green web site today said that due to record high gas prices more people are taking the bus. Although paying more at the pump may be painful to the pocketbook, it's actually a good thing for the environment. As prices climb past $4 a gallon people are starting to reevaluate their transportation decisions. Some are deciding to give up their gas guzzling SUVs for smaller more fuel efficient vehicle's, others are moving toward even more fuel efficient hybrid vehicle's. As an even better choice people are starting to get out of their cars and learn the benefits of public transportation. Now we just have to hope that the public transportation systems can handle the increased demand without collapsing and hope the federal government will realize we need to invest more in developing nonpolluting means of transportation.

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