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#78 of 79 victim of success
by steve_ HOST
Feb 27, 2012 (7:26 am)
It's so crowded on the highways, no one drives anymore?
"His family made its fortune selling cars to the masses, but now Bill Ford Jr. is fretting about selling too many.
The great-grandson of Ford Motor Co. founder Henry Ford has been thinking ahead to a time when there will be too much traffic in the world's major cities. Already there is congestion that only will get worse as the world population grows by another 2 billion people to 9 billion in 40 years."
Bill Ford Jr. says plan now for future traffic jams (detroitnews.com)
#79 of 79 $1.40 a mile
by steve_ HOST
Nov 17, 2012 (8:14 am)
"The tolls are the latest manifestation of a campaign by Los Angeles officials to challenge the primacy of the automobile to deal with congestion that has long been a threat to the city’s vitality. Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa has advocated a sharp expansion of the region’s subway system and encouraged bicycle use.
“People want relief,” said Mark Ridley-Thomas, a Los Angeles County supervisor. “There’s nothing complicated about it. Considering that L.A. distinguishes itself as the traffic congestion capital of the nation, we felt obligated to innovate, experiment, whatever we can do to make driving on the freeways more bearable.”
Toll Unsettles Los Angeles Motorists Used to ‘Free’ in Freeways (NY Times)