Topic: Conservation etc ...
While we talk about reducing the dependence of the country on oil, it is an issue of national security. America does not own a large part of oil supplies and whosoever has the control over them owns the planet. A very strange thing that I somehow dont see in the news is the private mass transport options.
In bay area, I am seeing a continuing trend of companies deploying their buses to pick and drop employees. They do this if their locations are not convenient and some of the good ones like Genentech and Google even see this as an employee sat issue. I think this trend needs to go up and private operators need to operate point to point transport options. Each bus has the potential of taking out 15 - 20 cars off the road and a bus can be run completely on alternative fuel options.
It is a great opportunity to start a modern fleet of point to point transport buses that are environment friendly and can take off the cars from the road. Automakers can start making fuel efficient buses and still participate in an entirely new economy.