Drive too much? Dont count on Public Transit

Gas is at an all time high and only going higher. We are spending millions a day on a war over oil with no real solution in sight. The auto industry is making no real strides towards alternative solutions. Well at least we have public transit, oh wait, maybe not:

U.S. PIRG strongly criticized President Bush’s proposed 2009 budget for reducing transit spending and raiding the Mass Transit Account at a time when national trends show the need for aggressive new investment in public transportation. The President’s FY09 budget proposed cutting $202 million from transit spending and transferring $3.2 billion from funds dedicated to transit.

With more than 10 billion trips taken annually, the growth rate of public transportation has outpaced the growth rate of the population and vehicle miles traveled on our nation’s roads over the past decade. According to a Zogby poll released last month, a majority of Americans (53%) say they would use mass transit if it were easily available where they live and work. Forty-seven percent (47%) of those who travel alone by car to work hold the same opinion.

You elected the guy.

Invest in Transit, not Cars, Says PIRG : TreeHugger