PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch frequently points out that there are costs for NOT addressing transportation funding needs. A new U.S. Treasury report says traffic congestion wastes 1.9 billion gallons of gasoline per year. Additionally, the report says, poor road conditions cost the average urban motorist an additional $400 per year in vehicle maintenance. For a news account of the report, click here.
Associated Press energy writer Jonathan Fahey, in a well-researched article published across the nation this week, reports that even once the recession is behind us, demand for gasoline is not likely to return to its peak of 2006. Read more