Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Robert Reich, Making Sense as per Usual

We need to invest in public transit.

For years, policymakers have wondered just how high gas prices would have to go before drivers switch to public transportation. The answer has been assumed to be very high because Americans supposedly are in love with our cars. Yet now we know there's a tipping point,
and it's not quite as high as policymakers have guessed. It's around $4 a gallon. We know that's the tipping piont because suddenly millions of Americans are switching to buses, trains and subways to go to work.