Friday, July 20, 2007

Arnold the Hypocrite

So what's the deal with Arnold? Although he touts his green-ness he's constantly on the wrong side on transportation issues. The most recent debacle is the transfer of $1 billion dollars for transit that got transferred into the general fund. As RT Driver puts it, Arnold got the Dems to throw transit under the Bus. The cuts could mean problems for the Expo Line in LA and a seismic retrofit of the BART tube which has served us well through several auto infrastructure failures including the Loma Prieta quake and the Maze Meltdown. Other transport follies include the inability to support high speed rail. As green as we thought he was, he has proven that he is not.