Monday, April 19, 2010

Transportation Reform

I used to live in Los Angeles; and it has a pitifully poor Metro Bus/Taxi system.

There are so many cities in the U.S. that do not offer public transportation as a viable alternative to driving.

Powerful corporations that wanted to make lots of money; convinced the legislative authorities in Los Angeles; to dismantle the extensive trolley lines that were in place about 50 years ago.

I have been to poor countries, like Mexico; and their cities have incredible bus service and extensive taxis and minivans...In fact, this is the only country I know of that doesn't have great transportation.

Here, in Los Angeles; you could wait one hour for a bus and still not have a direct route to your destination.

It's sad when 3rd world countries have better public transportation choices and better service than most of California...one of the wealthiest places in the world.

When will the tired, dinosaur plutocrats become extinct; so that; true representatives of the people will be able to propose appropriate transportation standards. We are tired of being forced to endure driving the congested madness, risking; life, limb and sanity; day after day...and making the oil cartel parasites richer.

All our stress and anxiety for the greedy gain of a few.

...ain't that America?

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