Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Turn gas fears into transit dreams, say advocates

Here's a story that turned up on the Canwest News Service about the need for transit and the huge surge of riders. Read the whole story on canada.com.

"We're seeing all-time records in transit ridership already, at 1.8 billion trips a year," said Steve New, who chairs the Canadian Urban Transit Association. The survey showed:
- There's massive support (81 per cent) for using more of the federal gasoline tax revenue for public transit.
- Four in 10 Canadians believe cars and trucks are the country's main source of greenhouse gases.
- Twenty-one per cent said gasoline prices are their biggest financial worry. That's the top personal finance issue in the country, followed by the cost of housing and food.

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