Monday, December 15, 2008

Marsha Marsha Marsha

It's a sad sad story when transit gets first dibs:
"Why do the buses get the privilege?" asks Mary Rheaume, who lives a few blocks from Cedar Avenue and is unimpressed with the new signal. "Why can't they take the loop like everybody else?"

5 comments:

Justin said...

The comments on that story are mind blowing. I think someone could make a bestselling book, just from reprinting comment to news articles.

Rhywun said...

To be fair, transit is a bit of joke in all but a handful of American cities. When you've spent your entire life in an automobile, it's almost inconceivable that anyone other than the poor or the homeless would take a bus.

Cavan said...

... and that's why it's time to keep giving preferences to buses. You have to make them more attractive in some way. If they're more attractive, more people with a choice will try them.

As more people try transit, it becomes less of a joke.

Rhywun said...

I agree, to a point--I'm just thinking that there's a "psychological" component to this mindset too. The car has become such an expected part of life that only a crazy person would do without one (or so the thinking goes). That's a big barrier to overcome in places where transit has mostly died out.

Anonymous said...

A lot of the comments were just so moronic.