Newsweek has two stories up now that people might be interested in:
Why the government wants you to drive more discusses the subsidization of automobile culture by the federal government in the States. The writer calculates the the feds spend approximately $100 billion a year on driving related subsidies. What's the best news?
The Transportation Department reported that Americans drove 9.6 billion fewer miles in May 2008 than in May 2007, a 3.7 percent drop. The result: rising demand for mass transit and declining revenues for the Federal Highway Trust Fund, which is funded by gas taxes. The Bush administration's counterintuitive policy response, as the New York Times reported, has been for the Highway Trust Fund to borrow funds from the department's mass-transit account.
Yes - President Bush pulled money OUT of mass transit to put into the highway system.
And Pedal vs. Metal is about the growing popularity of cycling causing friction between motorists and cyclists, now that motorists are feeling their superiority on the roads being threatened.
Ah well, tough for them.