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Old 09-25-2008, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Yellow Brick Road
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Miker - you know I was just thinking of that van pooling issue. Up in CT, my old employer was heavy into the van pool thing. Why is that not being pushed in CLT? At least only the van driver would be going crazy trying to look for gas instead of the 10 or so passengers if they were in their cars. With the parking fees through the roof in downtown, I would think that BofA or Wachovia or Transamerica would institute something of the sort.
Good point. You would think people would be very interested in this. Cuts down on individual costs . . . no parking . . . Good idea.
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Old 09-25-2008, 06:36 PM
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Location: The 12th State
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the vanpooling that CATS offers is already max out with a waiting list
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Old 09-25-2008, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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That's why the companies have to be the one to invest in the vans. The driver gets to take the van home on the weekend for personal use as incentive. With part of the monthly fee going for making the monthly payments on the van, the payback period is relatively short. I'd sign up in a heartbeat, and probably wouldn't balk as much in looking for a job in Uptown. The parking fee is crazy, and the traffic is horrendous. I'd love to just be a passenger instead of a driver for a change, and be sipping my cup of Joe on the way to work.
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Old 09-25-2008, 06:55 PM
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What I think is happening now is similar to this let say Harris Teeter is only stores in town that have toilet paper so everyone who needs toilet paper goes to Harris Teeter thus causing Harris Teeter to run out but Lowes Foods just got in a pallet so now everyone is going over there and thus it runs out. The same thing appears to me is happening with gas. I think it hard cycle to break because most are on fumes right now.

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Old 09-25-2008, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Yellow Brick Road
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What I think is happening now is similar to this let say Harris Teeter is only stores in town that have toilet paper so everyone who needs toilet paper goes to Harris Teeter thus causing Harris Teeter to run out but Lowes Foods just got in a pallet so now everyone is going over there and thus it runs out. The same thing appears to me is happening with gas. I think it hard cycle to break because most are on fumes right now.
ROFL!

Sunny, those emoticons are the cutest ever!!!!
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Old 09-25-2008, 08:12 PM
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Location: Planet Earth
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I just heard that there are people spending the night at a gas station near Cricket Arena until a tanker comes early tomorrow morning. The poor owner has to stay and work.
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Old 09-25-2008, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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Default Unnecessary Driving

You know, it's kind of funny how some members are critical of how other members are using fuel, but how about these two area's:

1) Should students be temporarily stopped from driving cars to school in order to leave more gas for working people? What the heck, school busses run the same routes every day with or without student drivers.

(Just heard on the news that some local colleges are canceling classes through the weekend because of the gas crunch. HS students should not be competing with adults for fuel.)

2) Should people be banned from fueling boats and off road play toys at local gas stations until this "crisis" is resolved? I have no problem with marinas selling fuel as that is their bread & butter, but recreation boats are unnecessary right now.

What do you folks think?
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Old 09-25-2008, 08:15 PM
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^^^ Schools should be cancelled tomorrow, they can always make-up for one day missed no problem.
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Old 09-25-2008, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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I just heard that there are people spending the night at a gas station near Cricket Arena until a tanker comes early tomorrow morning. The poor owner has to stay and work.
That's another thing - if the gas stations that are not usually 24 hours have to stay open because of people camping out (just saw something on the news where people are waiting for gas to come whenever) they have to pay those people. If gas stations are hiring security guards (also on the news) they have to pay for that too. How are they going to come up with those extra funds?...My guess is through an increase in the price of the gas they do sell. And then people will be complaining about the prices going up.
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Old 09-25-2008, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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You know, it's kind of funny how some members are critical of how other members are using fuel, but how about these two area's:

1) Should students be temporarily stopped from driving cars to school in order to leave more gas for working people? What the heck, school busses run the same routes every day with or without student drivers.

(Just heard on the news that some local colleges are canceling classes through the weekend because of the gas crunch. HS students should not be competing with adults for fuel.)

2) Should people be banned from fueling boats and off road play toys at local gas stations until this "crisis" is resolved? I have no problem with marinas selling fuel as that is their bread & butter, but recreation boats are unnecessary right now.

What do you folks think?
I disagree with this because what you're proposing is differentiating between necessary vs. unnecessary gas usage. And who can make that determination? Who's to say whose job is more important that someone else's? Who needs to drive to the grocery store because they really need food and who is making that trip just because they have a craving for peanut M&Ms? And what about the student who drives to school, but then drives to a job afterwards?

When you start imposing bans, it opens up a whole different can of worms.
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