Soaring Oil and Transportation's Future

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Even President Bush said last week, "We've got to get off oil." But we're not off oil. Not by a long, long shot.

And now oil is hitting all-time record prices, again. $109 dollars a barrel this morning. It hits our lives and economy in a million ways. It especially hits the ways we move. Three dollars plus and counting for gas. Filling up the family car, or the big rig, or the jet airliner is getting scary.

If oil keeps going up, how do we keep getting to work? Delivering the freight? Flying to grandma's house?

This hour, On Point: Transportation, and how we will move in the age of high oil.Guests:

Javier Blas, reporter for The Financial Times.

Rick Geddes, economist and professor at Cornell University, he served on the recent National Commission on Surface Transportation and on the Council of Economic Advisors under President George W. Bush.

James Howard Kuntsler, author of "The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change and Other Converging Catastrophes of the 21st Century," and a new novel, "World Made By Hand."

This program aired on March 11, 2008.


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