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.
"You show me an American who can keep his mouth shut and I'll eat him." -- Newspaperman from Frank Capra's _Meet_John_Doe_