|Brill Bullets were beautiful Interurban Trolleys|
that were built by the J.G. Brill Company.
Lafayette Street in Schenectady (Circe 1931).
(Photo: Efner Research Center).
Now reset the clock to the current day. Expensive energy, an aging interstate system in need of repair and a changing mindset where time is more valuable spent with family and friends than commuting on I95 (add to that the potential of shrinking service / professional wages).
People will say "that they don't live near a city"... then for the sake of sleeping in the county, they will pay more for energy, pay more for vehicles, pay more for insurance and drive on roads that will remain in disrepair as the population will not pass the tax bonds to pay for the repair and replacement of roads they don't drive. UPDATE: 1/3/2013 - Why This CEO Doesn’t Own A Car: The Rise Of Dis-Ownership.
Which cities are ahead of the curve? 10 Best Cities for Public Transportation per U.S.News & World Report February 2011 article..
Will our cities and communities of the future look more like a Jetson's cartoon?
"Local" will become much more important in out future. Buy.Eat.Live.Local.
Quality of life will be redefined - In our lifetime.