A ten percent increase in traditional transit ridership in the five largest metropolitan areas would save 85 million gallons of gasoline/year....
Nearly 4,500 highway deaths are from accidents involving big trucks....
Statistics from the U. S. Department of Labor (1987) show little difference in the percentage of income spent for gas and oil among the 5 different income categories (4.9% and 5.5% for the first and second lowest income groupes vs. 5.3% and 5.1% for the third and fourth income groups; only the highest income group with average incomes above $54,000 showed a difference, 3.7%).
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