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Automobiles: Much more of a Virginia thing.

So much for that windows-down, open-road, wind-blowing-in-your-hair kind of feeling.

People in D.C. are increasingly less interested in owning cars. The Washington Business Journal is reporting “a sharp 5.8 percent decline in registered cars in D.C. since 2005…even as population and household income have gone up.” Perhaps, residents are spending more on this living cost.

WBJ goes on to report that the trend is not taking hold in Maryland, which experienced a three percent jump in registrations, nor is it occurring in Virginia, which had a 5.6 percent upswing.

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