Ever get on a bus or train, only to wonder exactly when the last time this vehicle was serviced for regular maintenance? If so, you’re not alone. It is no secret that America’s bridges, roads, and public transportation systems are falling into a state of disrepair. Indeed, over 150,000 bridges alone are “structurally deficient” which basically means they aren’t up to snuff. Neither are the nation’s trains or railroads.
The Federal Transit Administration estimates that it would take over $77 billion to bring all the nation’s buses and trains into a state of “good repair”, and it would cost another $14 billion every year to maintain them. This is why we need more electric vehicles.