The blog of the New York State Data Center Affiliates.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Americans Drove 15 Billion Fewer Miles than a Year Ago
New federal data show Americans are continuing a 10-month-long decline in driving habits, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters announced today. The decline is putting new pressure on the way road, bridge and transit projects are funded at a time of record growth in transit ridership, showing the need for a new approach for funding transportation construction, she added.