Traffic reducion

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  • “Public Transportation is Not More Efficient.“ Espejo.
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  • “Public Transportation Can reduce Traffic Congestion.”Nakaya.
  • “Public Transportation is More Efficient.” Espejo.
  • “Public Transportation Can reduce Traffic Congestion.”Nakaya.
  • “Public Transportation Will Reduce Urban Congestion.” Gerdes.“Better Transit Programs Would Help Seniors Give Up Driving.” Thompson.
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  • Traffic reducion

    1. 1. Traffic Reduction<br />Joseph Sigai<br />
    2. 2. Early 16th century. Obsolete French trafique>old Italian traffico>trafficare: carry on trade<br />Negotiations: dealings or negotiations between people<br />Trade: illegal trade in goods such as drugs or weapons<br />Movement of Vehicles: the movement of vehicles on a road or in an area<br />Traffic<br />
    3. 3. Several Myths<br />Underfunded<br />More people would ride if they could<br />GM conspired to rid the nation of streetcars<br />Building new highways adds to the number of cars on the roadway<br />Urban transit redistributes growth, not stimulate it<br />Driver’s slow reaction time is to blame for traffic<br />Opponents<br />
    4. 4. Texas Transportation Institute survey of 100,000+ cities<br />62 hours per year in traffic<br />Congestion 7 hours a day<br />60% roadways get congested<br />2/3 of congestion in cities with less than 500,000<br />The Problem<br />
    5. 5. Too many vehicles<br />Between 1980-2000, 24% population growth and 46% car registration growth<br />60% live in areas of 1 million and 8.3% have subway access<br />5.7 billion gallons of gasoline wasted per year<br />The Problem<br />
    6. 6. In 1998 Economist magazine predicted oil prices to drop from $10 a barrel to $2 a barrel<br />In the next 9 years oil prices rose to $60 a barrel<br />Americans waste $78 billion annually on fuel in traffic<br />In 2007, 10.3 billion rides, the highest in the last 50 years since the development of the Interstate Highway<br />Public Transportation is More Efficient<br />
    7. 7. Rail cars remove 200 cars<br />Busses remove 60 cars<br />Vans remove 12 cars<br />Six major travel corridors currently save $225 million annually<br />Improves air quality<br />Reduces energy consumption<br />Preserves land<br />Reduces parking requirements in cities<br />Public TransportationCan Reduce Traffic<br />
    8. 8. Offers a redundant solution to car problems<br />Provides a solution for those who can’t drive<br />Adults tend to live past a safe driving age<br />They still need to go to<br />Doctors<br />Grocery store<br />Exercise<br />Lower cost per trip for consumers<br />Public Transportation Will Reduce Urban Congestion<br />
    9. 9. Urban rail systems<br />Every billion in supports 47,500 jobs<br />Increases state and local tax revenue<br />Stimulates development in rail services areas<br />Reduces household business costs by $22 billion a year<br />The Solution<br />
    10. 10. Public Transportation<br />
    11. 11. Bibliography<br /><ul><li>"Preface to "What Alternative Transportation Strategies Are Best?"."Opposing Viewpoints: Transportation.  Louise Gerdes. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2008. Opposing Viewpoints Critical Thinking. Gale. Baltimore County Public Schools. 5 May. 2010 <http://find.galegroup.com/ovrc/infomark.do?&contentSet=GSRC&type=retrieve&tabID=T001&prodId=OVRC&docId=EJ3010523102&source=gale&srcprod=OVRT&userGroupName=bcps&version=1.0>.
    12. 12. "Public Transportation Is More Efficient."Opposing Viewpoints: Cars In America.  Roman Espejo. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2010. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Gale. Baltimore County Public Schools. 5 May. 2010 <http://find.galegroup.com/ovrc/infomark.do?&contentSet=GSRC&type=retrieve&tabID=T010&prodId=OVRC&docId=EJ3010429255&source=gale&srcprod=OVRC&userGroupName=bcps&version=1.0>.
    13. 13. "Public Transportation Programs Benefit Urban Workers."Opposing Viewpoints: Urban America.  Laura K. Egendorf. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2005. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Gale. Baltimore County Public Schools. 5 May. 2010 <http://find.galegroup.com/ovrc/infomark.do?&contentSet=GSRC&type=retrieve&tabID=T010&prodId=OVRC&docId=EJ3010399217&source=gale&srcprod=OVRC&userGroupName=bcps&version=1.0>.
    14. 14. "Public Transportation Is Not More Efficient."Opposing Viewpoints: Cars In America.  Roman Espejo. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2010. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Gale. Baltimore County Public Schools. 5 May. 2010 <http://find.galegroup.com/ovrc/infomark.do?&contentSet=GSRC&type=retrieve&tabID=T010&prodId=OVRC&docId=EJ3010429256&source=gale&srcprod=OVRC&userGroupName=bcps&version=1.0>.</li></li></ul><li>Bibliography<br /><ul><li>"Public Transportation Can Reduce Traffic Congestion."Opposing Viewpoints: Cars in America.  Andrea C. Nakaya. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2006. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Gale. Baltimore County Public Schools. 5 May. 2010 <http://find.galegroup.com/ovrc/infomark.do?&contentSet=GSRC&type=retrieve&tabID=T010&prodId=OVRC&docId=EJ3010429226&source=gale&srcprod=OVRC&userGroupName=bcps&version=1.0>.
    15. 15. "Better Transit Programs Would Help Seniors Give Up Driving."At Issue: Senior Citizens and Driving.  Tamara Thompson. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2008. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Gale. Baltimore County Public Schools. 5 May. 2010 <http://find.galegroup.com/ovrc/infomark.do?&contentSet=GSRC&type=retrieve&tabID=T010&prodId=OVRC&docId=EJ3010513212&source=gale&srcprod=OVRC&userGroupName=bcps&version=1.0>.
    16. 16. "Public Transportation Will Reduce Urban Congestion."Opposing Viewpoints: Transportation.  Louise Gerdes. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2008. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Gale. Baltimore County Public Schools. 5 May. 2010 <http://find.galegroup.com/ovrc/infomark.do?&contentSet=GSRC&type=retrieve&tabID=T010&prodId=OVRC&docId=EJ3010523210&source=gale&srcprod=OVRC&userGroupName=bcps&version=1.0>.</li>

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