GRIDLOCKED – Tackling Texas Transportation Troubles

Supply and demand impacts all of us on the highways, whether in the country and in the cities.  Fuel costs have tripled, but the gas tax at $1.10 per gallon has STAYED THE SAME since 1991.  Because of inflation we have less & less money available to pay for roads and bridges.  Funding for new roads has not kept pace with the population growth, so we have gridlocks & grows worse each year.  Commuter trains help a bit as does carpooling and telework.   It will take a combination of these + new construction to work out way out of this dilemna according to  Ginger Goodin,  senior research engineer at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute at College Station, TX.