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Gas prices , public transport and politicians whinnig

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Gas prices are high we all know that.

Seen an article about the increase in ridership on public transportaion. The whinners now. Public officials are whinning about the decrease in miles driven , why , They are loosing gas tax revenue and they need to make up the shortfall for their pet projects.

Bus companies are whinning about full buses as it increases the weight of the bus and requires more fuel to pull the extra load.

Bus routes are so full with passengers now that they get full before the end of the route and leave other passengers waiting at the pickup points. Just drive on by. 

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Comments

1.
konaneComment by konane - June 13, 2008, 12:12 pm
In Atlanta a lot of their revenue was from water usage, now with conservation measures in place everyone stepping up to the plate to conserve the city now has a revenue shortfall and has to increase property taxes. Go figure!

If people operated like governments we'd have dunce caps permanently glued to our heads.
2.
justxploringComment by justxploring - June 13, 2008, 3:03 pm
I know someone already wrote this on the board, but I loved it so I'll repeat it:

Since con is the opposite of pro than Congress must be the opposite of Progress.
3.
time*treatComment by time*treat - June 13, 2008, 4:08 pm
If we all switched to bicycles and rickshaws, they'd be busy trying to get their filthy D.C. and state-capital mitts on money from that, instead. Jerks.
4.
JAP69Comment by JAP69 - June 13, 2008, 4:39 pm
"they'd be busy trying to get their filthy D.C. and state-capital mitts on money from that, instead. Jerks."
Yes they would. This country operates on tax revenue from various sources of consumer wages useage fees. Fall short of revenue in one area they will tax another. They want the funds to match their budget.
They do not think about reduction in cost.
As a tax payer and consumer we need to cut here and there. Getting so there is nothing left to cut cost for the consumer.
some will end up living in shanty towns like third world countries.

5.
Comment by Gentlespirit - June 13, 2008, 5:32 pm
My heart goes out to those folks with mouths to feed and a job about 25 miles away!!! Food and Gas is outrageous...I spent 60 bucks today filling up my tank, and it wasn't all the way on empty!!!Jap's right...Shanty Town, USA here we come!!!
6.
four4meComment by four4me - June 13, 2008, 7:19 pm
The politicians have been setting us up for this for a long time to bad we cant keep horses and buggies in the city.

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