We should appreciate the ‘Big T’ in our daily lives. By that we mean the importance of transportation as it affects our daily lives. We need the ‘Big T’ to function. We rely on it to get to and from work; to send our children to schools; to supply us with the materials for manufacturing; the regular necessities of life that we buy from the shelves of stores; to reach recreational and entertainment destination points; and so on and on — transportation, a vital part of the blood stream in our daily lives.
The dependence we have on transportation comes to the top when we have a snowstorm as the one that hit us last week. It was an interruption force that gave a greater appreciation of the roads and bridges that we use in transportation; of the airlines and airports that we too often take for granted; of the vehicles that we rely on; of the emergency services, including hospitals, that are there for us in times of need; the rail services that vary in importance depending on where you live; of the utilities, especially electric power, that turn the engines of industries and bring comfort to our homes; of the public workers who clear our highways and streets of snow and ice; all of this, and too often, we take this for granted.
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