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  •  I helped build the system here in Dallas (5+ / 0-)

    and take pride in my contribution. The regional agency did not exist before 1983, and now has a 96-mile system in a service area of  700 sq mi. serving a population of about 2 million people.

    Nearly nowhere else in the country has the density of NYC, so IT is the exception, not the norm. No, we're not New York, but few places are.  And we have not had the 100+ years head start you have.  Speaking of which, when WILL that 3rd Avenue tunnel ever get finished?  And the rolling stock on many of MTA's lines is deplorable. You just discovered air conditioning the last few years up there, apparently!

    Glad you find my professional contribution "more of a joke, really" and hope you're amused. Some of us are trying to help build cities and a nation worthy of this century and beyond. In Dallas, Houston, Denver, Portland, Seattle, Sacramento, San Diego, yes Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Jose, Salt Lake City, St. Louis, Minneapolis/ St. Paul, and elsewhere.  I have worked on 5 of those systems, and I'll say again am proud of my professional contributions over nearly 30 years in the business.  Folks depend on getting around, to and from their jobs, etc. all over the country. Those dependent on transit, and those who just want a choice, deserve the transit the voters and taxpayers are willing to pay for where they live.  I do my part to keep people moving.

    As I said, I love ya, but please be a bit broader-minded. Yes, even if NYC is the navel, the country extends form Maine to Florida to California and Alaska and Hawai'i and lots in between. 320 million of us, or whatever this week's number is.

    C'mon down and I'll show you around, buy you a good local brew (love your Brooklyn Lager). Maybe open your eyes and change your mind a bit.

    I say again, peace.

    I'm part of the "bedwetting bunch of website Democrat base people (DKos)." - Rush Limbaugh, 10/16/2012 Torture is Wrong! We live near W so you don't have to. Send love.

    by tom 47 on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 12:23:58 PM PDT

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