A Matter Of Opinion

We have miles to go

It wasn't planned that way, but today's front-page story about gas-saving driving practices has a direct tie-in to today's editorial, "Going the distance."
As motorists drive less, they pay fewer gasoline taxes, making it harder for local, state and federal governments to build and maintain roads -- including projects that would foster smoother, more efficient travel. As automakers realize they have to respond not only with better mileage performance but also with hybrids and plug-in electrics and other alternatives to internal combustion, gasoline tax revenues will fall further and further short of the funding needs.
What do you foresee as this situation unfolds?




You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to A Matter Of Opinion

A Matter of Opinion is really a matter of three opinions – those held by the people responsible for the opinion pages of The Spokesman-Review. Check in regularly to find out what they’re up to, what they think and where they differ and to joust with them if you want.





Close

Sections


Profile

Close

Contact the Spokesman

Main switchboard:
(509) 459-5000
(800) 338-8801
Newsroom:
(509) 459-5400
(800) 789-0029
Customer service:
(800) 338-8801