Thursday April 9th is #StandUp4Transportation an effort to highlight the federal funds needed to help sustain local and area transportation.
Everyone is well aware here in California we have been trying the following
- Build a High Speed Rail between San Francisco and Los Angeles
- Bring Bay Area Rapid Transit (aka BART) to San Jose
- San Francisco Transbay Terminal to be built.
Considering it took two decades and millions of dollars to actually rebuild the SF-Oakland Bay Bridge I am not sure transit is the issue.
Now it could be a complicated system that is embedded in archaic and outmoded methodology.
It could be that when you have a big Pie stuffed with money everyone wants a piece.
Or it could be that transportation is not on everyones mind.
Yet, we fly thousands of miles a day, we drive over 30 minutes to our work and we use the +EAT24 app to have our meals delivered to us.
So why are we not all so excited about a bus system or the Hyperloop?
Go to a Greyhound Station, take a bus and see for yourself who is being served by the community of drivers and dispatchers and mechanics that work in those large lumbering vehicles you see throughout your town.
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