Future of Transportation

The Internal Combustion Engine is facing the beginning of the end, so argued Peter Holley of The Washington Post.

It’s relevant locally because it is budget time in Monroe County. The Council has its second reading of the budget October 30th. Attend if you can.

But if you haven’t been paying attention don’t fret! County Councilman Geoff McKim does a great job breaking down the numbers on his blog. This is a must read for Monroe County!

One of the interesting things about Indiana is the reliance on cars. The proposed county budget allocates $6.8 million to “highways” and another $1.6 million to “roads and streets”. 

While we all travel on these roads and appreciate their upkeep, the cars travelling on those highways and roads might change. 2017 might mark an economic moment when “electric vehicles went from a promising progressive fad to an industry-wide inevitability.”

In fact, there are already five electric charging stations in Monroe County and Indiana University has begun adding all electric cars to their motor pool.

You can read the Peter Holley’s article in its entirety here.

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