rural transportation


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Natural Resources Council of Maine

Take me Home, Country Roads: New Study on Clean Transportation Strategies in Rural Northeast and Mid-Atlantic

, Senior vehicles engineer

A new study from M. J. Bradley & Associates, together with Union of Concerned Scientists, shows how rural communities in four states, Maine, Maryland, Vermont and Virginia, can benefit from clean transportation solutions, resulting in significant economic gains and reduced global warming emissions. Savings on fuel and maintenance can be significant, particularly for low-income households where expenditure on fuel and maintenance is larger as a percentage of the household budget than for their urban counterparts. One study shows that rural households spend 7 percent more of their budget on transportation. Read more >

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