Car Ownership Cost Calculator

The Volvo has stolen $214,177.23 from our son’s college education. 

Calculate how many grande latte’s you could be buying with the money you spent on that last muffler job:

"The Real Costs of Car Ownership." 

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The Big Leap from Car-Lite to Car-Free

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While owning a car is a massive financial burden, economic incentives can still get in the way of the transition from car ownership to living car-free, even if you already don’t drive much. As Shane Phillips at Network blog Better Institutions explains today, it’s a classic problem of “sunk costs”: When someone is interested in […]

Using Parking Fees to Reduce Street Consumption

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In an effort to patch a budget gap, city officials in Washington D.C. are considering increasing the annual fee for a residential street parking permit from $15 to $30. The idea seems like a winner overall: It would help move parking fees ever so slightly more in line with the true value of street space […]

Today’s Headlines

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House Vote Shows Weakness of GOP’s Hand on Keystone (Trans Issues Daily) The Catch-22 of Surging Transit Ridership (WaPo) Pentagon Wants to Make Military Bases Less Sprawling, More Walkable (USA Today) Here Comes Schuster to Take Over T & I (Post-Gazette) Sen. Gillibrand Asks Amtrak to Allow Bikes on Board (Times-Union) A Setback for Maryland’s […]

Today’s Headlines

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Two-Thirds of Americans Don’t Want a 20-Cent Gas Tax Hike (The Hill, Governing, CNN, Politico) Three Ways This Round of TIGER Is Different (Transpo Issues Daily) WaPo Suggests Five Hypotheses to Explain Why More Young People Are Going Car-Free AAA: The Cost of Car Ownership Rises to $9,122 a Year (USA Today) Europe Sells Two […]