Tuesday Talk: What’s the right gas price?
The threat of $4 gas has many Minnesotans embracing carpooling, public transit and non-motorized transportation alternatives. This, in turn, fuels a broader transportation funding debate: increasing mass-transit options vs. expanding congested highways. Public transit is certainly more environmentally sustainable, but ridership spikes often wane as soon as gas prices drop.
Why isn’t $4 gas easing the push to expand car-dependent communities? What’s the right gas price to change behavior?