New 88 bus to disenfranchise some disabled
Original post made on Jun 20, 2008
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on Jun 20, 2008 at 11:22 am
Nice editorial on the VTA's bus service. What's it doing in the news section?
on Jun 20, 2008 at 1:12 pm
I have sympathy for the VTA I see the 88 bus in many locations on my walks around south Palo Alto and it is nearly always empty.
As a resident of Santa Clara I'm paying taxes that support this bus which never seems to have any passengers. End it now before we waste anymore money on this government supported VTA bus line.
on Jun 20, 2008 at 2:05 pm
The fact that some of these VTA buses are empty has little to do with market demand; it's a *public policy failure*. We have a discombobulated series of public transport groups, populated by unpaid politicians who don't know the first thing about moving people around, efficiently. There's literal political graft in the system, and too many people collecting a paycheck at the administrative level who are not listened to.
Mass transport is poorly incentivized, too costly, inconvenient (in terms of hours and location access), poorly coordinated (with other mass transport systems), poorly funded, and so on. It's a national disgrace.