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  •  By the time gas hit its (6+ / 0-)

    most expensive point (2007?) I was living downtown in a small city & taking the bus to work in a small town some ten-twelve miles away.

    Lots of people were using buses then, just b/c gas was so pricey.  This worked well, as long as you were on day shift.  And the local paper at one point reported that many of those who turned to buses for economic reasons discovered that they preferred to ride instead of drive.  (I already knew it -- living in NYC for twenty years will convince you of that, lol.  You can read the paper & relax, instead of cursing out bad drivers.)

    A light rail system would be wonderful...but I think here, as elsewhere, the car culture (selfishness culture?) is, as you say, too firmly entrenched.

    Anyway, great diary.  T & R

    Over the past 30-odd years, the Democrats have moved to the right, and the Republicans have moved into a mental hospital. --Bill Maher

    by Youffraita on Sun Aug 21, 2011 at 10:53:41 PM PDT

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