Community Roadways

Traffic is on the rise in all developing countries. More emissions, more congestion and more frustration. So, what is the long-term outlook for the world and traffic?

Let’s narrow it down and ask the question: what is the long-term outlook for our local communities and residential traffic? While the local advertising agency may be getting the big bucks to promote car sales, who is regulating the use of urban and neighborhood road development? Who is keeping up with road repair and general infrastructure to keep our highways and localities safe and road worthy? Continue reading

What’s Going On With Electric and Hybrid Cars?

Only a couple of decades ago electric cars were thought of as a futuristic idea rather than an imminent reality. Popular thinking was that only the wealthy would own an electric vehicle, but they would be out of reach for the average car owner.

Fast forward to 2016 and as of September, of this past year, more than 1.5 million electric (including hybrid) cars travel our roadways worldwide. They are becoming the norm.

Our local plumbers in Dayton Ohio drive a fleet of electrically charged vehicles. When asked about their long-term investment, the owner said it was already paying off. His annual fuel bill has practically disappeared, but the costs of his charging stations – of which he has two, are keeping his overhead high. He anticipates a break-even point within the first 6 years of doing business. With an average lifespan of 20 years per truck, they consider that a good pay off.

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