CNN is reporting that Americans are driving less because of the increase in gas prices. And by less I mean, holy heck that’s a big number!
Americans drove 9.6 billion fewer miles in May compared with a year earlier, according to a report Monday from the Federal Highway Administration.
I helped! See, unemployment IS good for SOMETHING!
Also interesting, I thought, was this:
Some of the most dramatic increases occurred in the light rail systems in Baltimore, Minneapolis and St. Louis, the commuter rails of Seattle and Harrisburg, Penn., the buses of San Antonio and Denver, and the subways and elevated rails of and Boston.
The whole article is pretty interesting, including the funding ramifications of less driving. But man, oh man, I’d like to see information on smog levels and the like from that month too.