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December 05, 2008

Let's Put the Automotive Age Behind Us

Train of the Future
Originally uploaded by brooklynparrot

I am sickened by the idea that U.S. taxpayers will soon bail out the auto industry, which -- along with collaborators in the rubber and petroleum industries -- has done more damage to rational transportation in the U.S. than almost any other factor.

Railroads are far more efficient, leave a smaller carbon footprint, take up very little space relative to highways, and deserve -- finally -- to be given their chance to compete. Let's build the true costs of transportation and ecological destruction into cars and see how they compete.

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