Transportation Problems

I’ve got another item to add to our running list of transportation problems that need solving…
Dependence on Foreign Oil.

This could also be considered a symptom in many ways. It is a symptom of the fact that we use fossil fuels for so much of our transportation infrastructure. But I don’t think using fossil fuels in and of itself is a problem. I believe technology will eventually wean us off fossil fuels, but in the meantime it is an excellent form of energy. However, our dependence on foreign oil subjects us to pricing swings and supply limitations. I’d like to hear other ideas on this though. Is this a problem, or merely a symptom?

Our log of problems looks like this now:

  1. Disparate Funding Structures
  2. True Costs are Hidden
  3. Politics Trumps Solutions
  4. Dependence on Foreign Oil