TRANSIT RESPONSES TO ECONOMIC HARD TIMES. Preserving the American Dream Conference Bellevue, Washington Thomas A. Rubin April 18, 2009. How Has the American Transit Industry Been Responding to Economic Bad Times?. Not Well. This concludes my prepared remarks. Are there any questions?.
TRANSIT RESPONSES TO ECONOMIC HARD TIMES
Preserving the American Dream Conference
Thomas A. Rubin
April 18, 2009
Average Annual Miles/Bus32,752
Divided By: Average MPG 4.3
Average Annual Gallons of Diesel 7,600
Less: Savings Per Bus (5,000)
Gallons Used for Hybrid Bus 2,600
Hybrid Average MPG 12.6
Not Bloody Likely
RECENTLY, A PROFESSIONAL COLLEAGE OF MINE AND I DECIDED WE NEEDED A TERM TO DESCRIBE THIS TYPE OF DECISION AND CONDITION – WE CAME UP WITH …
“Let’s start digging the hole; they’ll never tell us to fill it in.”
… since Cincinnati in 1922, no one ever has.
Be very frightened.