Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst 1234
Results 46 to 53 of 53

Thread: Cheap Gas

  1. #46
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Wayland MA
    Posts
    1,431

    Default

    Having been away, I'm not up on what communications have gone out and by what channels. It goes (almost) without saying that I'm in favor of appropriate communication. I'm sure that the Committee will be discussing this year's transportation challenges at our next meeting (9/15).

  2. #47
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    46

    Default

    Jeff,

    I can't help but wonder what this year would look like if the safety priority (in your mind) were transportation vs. 911 telephone capabilties.

  3. #48
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Wayland MA
    Posts
    1,431

    Default

    New England diesel fuel price now down to $4.10 per gallon, which takes us back to March 2008 (and down from a July 2008 high of $4.90 per gallon).

    That said, headlines from the last week showed a large spike in the price of oil--it will be interesting to see how that affects the price of diesel in New England.

  4. #49
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    448

    Default

    Mary,

    In spite of their claims to the contrary, I don't think safety was high on their list.

    As I recall, in those early meetings back in January and February, safety never even came up until we brought it up. Prior to that, the closest they came to talking about traffic was Burton saying that he liked the traffic "flow" better at Happy Hollow, something I never understood.

    It was clear then and it's even clearer now, that both the flow and safety were way better at Loker.

    In February, I met with 3 individual SC members and separately with Gary and showed each of them a large print out of this satellite photo illustrating the traffic flow and the safety issues at each school and they blew it off, just like they blew off the traffic consultant's report.

    They were hell bent on doing this and no logic or safety was going to get in their way.

    This was pure politics all the way.

    .
    John Flaherty

    Any views expressed are NOT mine alone.
    Wayland Transparency - Facts Without Spin
    http://www.waylandtransparency.com/

  5. #50
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Wayland MA
    Posts
    1,431

    Default

    New England diesel fuel price now down to $4.03 per gallon, which takes us back to February 2008 (and down from a July 2008 high of $4.90 per gallon).

    A piece on NPR yesterday spoke of gasoline prices potentially dropping to the $2.70 per gallon level over the next few months--it would be great if the price of diesel fuel tracks similarly.

    Not all predictions are as bright, however--Wiley Miller weighs in with an alternative view.

  6. #51
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Wayland MA
    Posts
    1,431

    Default

    New England diesel fuel: $3.89 per gallon.

  7. #52
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    84

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Dieffenbach View Post
    New England diesel fuel: $3.89 per gallon.
    Great news and trend, Jeff. That would mean -- in a hypothetical scenario, of course -- that the cost of an additional bus would be even lower, right?

  8. #53
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Wayland MA
    Posts
    1,431

    Default

    New England diesel fuel price: $3.57/gallon (equal to about 1 year ago)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •