September 15, 2007
Ten of the taxis serving Sea-Tac Airport are gas-electric hybrids and the number will grow to 25 by the end of the month.
The Port of Seattle has required some older taxis to be replaced with the fuel-efficient cars.
More details here.
Speaking from experience, the Prius can easily and comfortably accommodate 3 to 4 passengers with quite a bit of luggage. It's a good choice for cab drivers.
Growth of the corn ethanol industry in California is fraught with unintended consequences, none of which are beneficial to the economy or the environment of the state. They include impacts on our overcommitted water resources, on our air quality, on the price of food, and on the financial burden to citizens while private investors profit.
Corn-based Ethanol is a wonderful political tool. It allows politicians to pretend to care about the environment while actually tailoring to one of the largest lobbyist group in the US.