I agree with this one, the axle loading on trucks is significantly more impact to the roadway surface and sub-grade then the personal vehicle. Hopefully taxing them more would move them back onto rail and not pass the increased costs onto the consumers.
Another comment that I notice is that many people assume vehicles will continue using gas into the foreseeable future. I think that we will be using gas for a while longer, but personal vehicles will only get lighter and more efficient and eventually move onto electric/battery/solar/alternative form of energy consumption.
Rail was and is great and I would argue that roads and rail (either commercial or passenger) are both needed for an overall efficient transportation system.
I don't know why but I think I laughed for a few minutes when I read "The production has struggled recently with issues with Unions, and a fire." Is that so wrong?
I do look forward to the hobbit, one of the few books I ever read..
It's true, they even did research on things like font size and how visible you want/need them to be from certain distances. They also look at how many characters and text are too much information.
There is some fairly extensive research on signage. I am part of the small handful of others that are interested in things like this.
Money Grab. Sigh.
Disc space -- the final frontier!