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Old 11-20-2010, 12:59 AM
 
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I am baffled at urban planners/NIMBYs/urban enthusiasts, etc. who want to increase PUBLIC transit. Public transit is a burden to taxpayers with people who don't even think about using transit subsidizing people who do. Why is this okay to people? It's a form of socialistic boondoggle and I don't like it.

There are transit systems in places where the demand does not exist, but yet you have crazed transit addicts doing anything they can to expand taxpayer funded and maintained systems.

If the demand was there, the private sector should be able to step in to run and expand these systems.

I am tired of paying for bus repairs and new bus shelters. This must end. We are not Europe.
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Old 11-20-2010, 07:28 AM
 
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If you think about it, car commute is a sham also. We could all walk to our destinations.


Road maintenance is also a tax burden.
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Old 11-20-2010, 07:31 AM
 
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I take the train to worrk every day. There is no parking at my job. I feel like I am saving money, and reducing air pollution. What is wrong with taking public transportation? I don't contribute to over crowding on highways.
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Old 11-20-2010, 07:34 AM
 
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I take the train to worrk every day. There is no parking at my job. I feel like I am saving money, and reducing air pollution. What is wrong with taking public transportation? I don't contribute to over crowding on highways.
Public transportation is safer also.
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Old 11-20-2010, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Kenmore, WA
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My goodness, aren't you embarrassed to show such a depth of ignorance? Where do you live, North Dakota? We just traveled the country for two years, and public transit is very much in use -- straining from overuse and under supply, in all the modern urban areas, Seattle (unfortunately) being a rare exception.
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Old 11-20-2010, 09:19 AM
 
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I'm sure the OP doesn't mind public funds being used to pay for things like bridges, trolls are generally very fond of them.

The private sector used to own and operate public transit, until government got into the practice of providing taxpayer-funded roads and highways. That unfair, taxpayer-subsidized competition killed off privately-owned transit.
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Old 11-20-2010, 04:09 PM
 
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I am baffled at urban planners/NIMBYs/urban enthusiasts, etc. who want to increase PUBLIC transit. Public transit is a burden to taxpayers with people who don't even think about using transit subsidizing people who do. Why is this okay to people? It's a form of socialistic boondoggle and I don't like it.

There are transit systems in places where the demand does not exist, but yet you have crazed transit addicts doing anything they can to expand taxpayer funded and maintained systems.

If the demand was there, the private sector should be able to step in to run and expand these systems.

I am tired of paying for bus repairs and new bus shelters. This must end. We are not Europe.
Just like public roads? OMG. Logic. Horrible. My brain hurts. I can't think. That's not what I mean.
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Old 11-20-2010, 04:57 PM
 
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I am baffled at urban planners/NIMBYs/urban enthusiasts, etc. who want to increase PUBLIC transit. Public transit is a burden to taxpayers with people who don't even think about using transit subsidizing people who do. Why is this okay to people? It's a form of socialistic boondoggle and I don't like it.

There are transit systems in places where the demand does not exist, but yet you have crazed transit addicts doing anything they can to expand taxpayer funded and maintained systems.

If the demand was there, the private sector should be able to step in to run and expand these systems.

I am tired of paying for bus repairs and new bus shelters. This must end. We are not Europe.
Right, because the private sector always does everything so "ethically" and "cost-efficiently", right? Medicare fraud, much? Unfettered structured finance leading to market collapse, much? And the private sector never lobbies for government assistance in the form of tax credits, huh? The free market is not so "free."

Well, you keep driving your car and polluting, I'll take the train/bus, read my books and magazines, lower my blood pressure, and enjoy what's left of the fresh air as I stroll to the train/bus station. That is, until you and the rest of your anti-mass transit ilk ruin it.
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Old 11-20-2010, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Downtown Detroit
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I am tired of paying for bus repairs and new bus shelters. This must end. We are not Europe.
That's right, we're not Europe. We prefer to be obese and live in total isolation, then blame our perceived problems on the wrong people.
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I'm tired of my taxes paying for highways and multilane high speed roads I don't use
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