January 4th, 2007

redhead

But when I awaken I must be mistaken; I'm on Third Avenue

It's almost February, and so it's gotten to be time for Henny Penny to tell us the sky is falling.

At the same time I'm reading of the proposed service cuts, Toronto transit blogger Steve Munro is talking about the lost days of their Always a car in sight streetcar service and how cutting too far ruins the value of the service. If staying late to work means you can't get home, and you have a car...

If you know me at all you know I believe good transit is important, and that I'm not one who would scream about spending to get it. I lamented before that Stockholm, a metropolitan area similar to this one in terms of size and population, has a system which has in this decade operated 24 hours though it was cut back to lay off around 2am not long after that, and where it's actually possible to use it to get almost anywhere every day even during the day or late in the evening. So, I'm not going to tell you not to talk to your legislator. You should. But you should also talk to Dan Onorato. Collapse )
By all means, also talk to your representatives at the state and national levels. I don't commute by bus, because my commute consists of a walk. But I don't want to be forced to drive everywhere and I don't think you should be either.