The Bay Area where he lives is experiencing light rail disease. This is the phenomenon where middle class voters along heavy white collar commuting routes push for horrendously expensive light rail lines. The capital costs of these systems drain transit budgets into the distant future, forcing service cuts, particularly in bus systems that serve the poor. The result is that the city ends up with bigger transit bills, but less actual transit, and progressives like Scott scratch their head and try to figure out what went wrong. It must be because non-users of Transit aren’t paying enough!Translation: But ... but ... I like Light Rail! How could it possibly not work out?
Friday, October 23, 2009
Quote of the Day
Ever wonder why mass transit is continually FUBAR? Coyote Blog 'splains it: