August 7, 2008

Transportation by the Numbers via Environmental Defense Fund.

I find often that facts about oil focus on cars. As a non-driver, I need some numbers that hit closer to home and encompass the full picture of transportation. Because I take public transit nearly every day, I liked reading the Environmental Defense Fund’s Transportation by the Numbers, which I just came across. Through this list I found that 20% of America’s public transit agencies are cutting services due to budget constraints. And that there has been a 44% increase in the price of diesel fuel paid by public transit agencies. And, 96% of the world’s transportation energy is currently supplied by oil.  That one made me say “wow.” See the full list here.

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