I have no idea how people of low income are to escape the interior of the US because of that. There are so many hopelessly shitty places between the mountain ranges that are underdeveloped, poor, crime ridden, lacking opportunity, boring as hell, politically fucked, and full of disastrous weather that consistently gets worse every year…and thats not to mention the completely empty sections. What does it all have in common? You need a gas guzzler to function within any of it. Better hope you are lucky enough to have a relative who can give you a good deal on a trashy vehicle that will last a while.