Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Not Just Gas

We focus on gas because it's easy to track day to day and it's something most of us consume regularly. But rising oil prices are of course going to impact a lot more than gas if they do indeed continue to rise. Energy costs generally will go up, along with the price of plenty of oil derived products, and the cost of air travel will increase. Along with intra-city and intra-region transit, one wonders if political pressure to create and improve train service for medium distance (sub-550 mile or so) high speed hauls.

Mrs. A took the Ave from Barcelona to Madrid yesterday. 386 miles in 2:45, city center to city center.