Via the Center for Neighborhood Technologies, a comparison of Monthly Household Transportation Expenditures as a Percent of Income. The Year 2000, with shades of pinks, oranges and yellows, is shown first. And the Year 2008, getting all bloodied up, is shown on the second slide. The 2000 map reflects a gas price of $1.59/gallon versus 2008's $4.47/gallon price. So what does it all mean? Basically, people in Hollywood, Downtown, Santa Monica and around any transportation corridor continue to pay less for transportation expenses than those in the far flung exurb reaches of the Metro area. We told you so, Joel Kotkin.
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