zeroman987: Rueened: zeroman987: Rueened: joness0154: That makes sense, because people who utilize public transit don't work and create wealthPublic transit where I live is nothing more than a rolling homeless shelter.(nor do they reduce traffic, fuel consumption, pollution, etc.)Pollution? I work on the 4th floor of an office building on a busy bus route. Even through closed windows, I can hear them as they go past. The pollution from them can be tasted in the air. But it's OK I guess, because I don't smoke. And the street is usually jammed with buses the entire day, each with about 2 people on them.Encouraging the use of public transportation, where available, is much more sensible than encouraging driving.Really? That's the most idiotic thing I've read in the last... 5 minutes. Public transit is not, and never will be, the answer. The only mode of travel that has been shown to be effective and efficient for working people is the private car.This is the most idiotic post of all time and possibly a troll.Or maybe he/she just lives in a suburban sprawl wasteland?If I had to live in suburban sprawl, I would be bitter too I guess.So buses don't cause pollution? Is that what you're saying?Nice strawman!But since you asked, the CTA averages about 20-25 million rides per month on their buses. For argument's sake, let's cut that number in half, to account for return trips. So, you are saying that the CTA's fleet of buses, which are relatively clean burning, creates more pollution than 10-15 million drivers per month? Even if we cut that in half to account for couples/car pools, you are saying that the CTA buses create more pollution than 5-10 million cars in a month?You haven't even gotten to the ridership numbers for the trains.In your city, because of the decisions you, and the rest of the citizens in your city, have made, driving is a "better" option. That doesn't mean public transit sucks and that doesn't mean it is less efficient than driving a car to w ...
Rueened: Really? That's the most idiotic thing I've read in the last... 5 minutes. Public transit is not, and never will be, the answer. The only mode of travel that has been shown to be effective and efficient for working people is the private car.
Curious: As the Senate wound down its 2013 session, Democratic leaders made a late push to extend many of the tax breaks by asking Republican colleagues to pass a package on the floor of the Senate without debate or amendments. Republicans objected, saying it wasn't a serious offer, and the effort failed.how was it not a serious offer? seriously why not. these bills/tax breaks have been around forever so what's the need to debate or amend them?farking obstructionist assholes.
itcamefromschenectady: Someday if we have self-driving hybrid taxis, they would be preferable to buses.
Jack_Knopf: You did read your own post right? "Without debate or amendments" usually kills all deals not preceded by "unconditional".
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