Traffic costs the people of Maryland about $17.1 billion each year. Thousands of jobs will be created to convert these costs into value and customer savings:
- $9.9 billion per year for foreign oil (link).
- $5.4 billion per year for accidents (link).
- $ 1.8 billion per year for congestion (link).
Radically safer and more efficient transportation is very well understood:
- Freight railroads average 476 ton-miles per gallon (link).
- The Personal Rapid Transit (PRT or podcar) network in Morgantown has delivered 110 million oil-free, injury-free passenger-miles since being built as a solution to the 1973 Oil Embargo in 1975. In that same period of zero injuries, 1.7 million Americans died on the government highway monopoly. Highway accidents are not accidents. Who they happen to is random, that they happen is a design feature of the highway network.
Excellent illustration by Uber on the foolishness of moving people around a congested city in two-ton envelops.