Jun 16, 2013
I am happy to see that someone agrees with me. Unfortunately, in my professional circle, I am a minority in my opinion on public transit, especially regarding light rail systems. Most of the pro transit polls are biased and they tweak the numbers to get the desired results. Also, the way they count trips makes it sound like there are a lot more people riding transit. For example if you ride the bus and you have to make two transfres to get from point A to B, they cout it as three trips even though you are really only making one trip. Where I live, if I tried to take the bus to work it would require between 2-2.5 hours. I make the same trip in my car in 30 minutes. so why would I ever think of riding the bus? I want to travel on my own schedule not on one dictaed by some bureaucrat.