Streetsblog Index

  • The price of a gallon of gasoline hits $5 in some parts of California. 
  • The price of a barrel of oil is about $3 shy of an all-time, inflation-adjusted high of $101.70. 
  • The traffic plan Richard Brodsky calls "workable, bold" requires $18 billion and wouldn’t produce results for at least a decade.

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