Straphanger: Making a Case for Public Transport

Our reliance upon personal automobiles may be our downfall as a society, but what does life look like after the automobile age? One straphanger makes a case for a move toward public transportation.

At the end of the first decade of the twenty-first century, the country was home to 255 million registered vehicles, but only 196 million licensed drivers; in other words, cars and trucks now outnumber drivers by a factor of 5 to 4.