Texas’ Traffic Policy for the Future, Powered by the Graying of Its Baby Boomers

The people from the generation belonging to the “baby bloomers” is not between the ages of 45 and 65. Several questions have to be posed torwards this. One is often, who is going to pay for their retirement. in 2010 only 13% of the population was 65 or older but by 2030 it is predicted that 19.3% of the population will be 65 or older. Steve Murdock has looked into this issue. There are many concerns but one very pressing one is “what about traffic and old people?” As our population is growing, naturally, the number of drivers is growin. This means more traffic and that we will need more roads, but who will pay for these roads? The use of more vehicles and need for more roads is only one of the many issues created due to population growth.

 

Renee Dobrinsky

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/30/us/the-aging-of-baby-boomers-drives-texas-traffic-policy.html?ref=population&_r=0

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