DOT Reports Americans Still Driving Less

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Transportation Secretary Mary Peters is lamenting the fact that Americans are driving less, resulting in declining gas tax revenues and decreased funding for road projects. As eTrucker reports, the federal government already had to make an emergency contribution of $8 billion to the DOT in September to continue in-progress projects. Statistics show Americans have driven 62.6 billion miles less than they did over the same nine-month period last year, leading Peters to remark "If we don’t evolve our policies, we will leave a sad legacy of old roads, crowded highways and unfulfilled transit ambitions." Which is exactly what we have now, so who do we blame for that? [eTrucker; Photo Credit]



Don't worry. I drove 965 miles from Chicago to south Georgia yesterday. I'm doing my part.