From World War II until just a few years ago, the number of miles driven annually on America’s roads steadily increased. Then, at the turn of the century, something changed: Americans began driving less. By 2011, the average American was driving 6 percent fewer miles per year than in 2004. The trend away from driving has been led by young people.
A new report released today by The Student PIRGs demonstrates that Americans have been driving less since the middle of last decade. The report, Transportation and the New Generation: Why Young People are Driving Less and What it Means for Transportation Policy, shows that young people in particular are decreasing the amount they drive and increasing their use of transportation alternatives.
Statement of U.S. PIRG Tax and Budget Associate Dan Smith on the FY 2013 budget proposed by Chairman Paul Ryan of the House Budget Committee.
Washington, D.C. – With the student loan interest rate about to double this July for almost 8 million loan borrowers, Alpha PIRG and coalition partners deliver over 130,000 letters to Congress urging a different plan.
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