NC Media Watch

A quest for reason and accuracy in letters to the editor, guest editorials and other issues of interest to the citizens of Western Nevada County.

Saturday, May 28, 2005

More Peak Oil Nonsense

The need for alternative transport was the most important conclusions of the Conference. "Fifty percent of our energy usage comes from transportation," petroleum expert, Stephen Andrews explained. Panel members discussed available options such as bio-diesel bus service using locally produced bio-diesel as well as the need to work with county Supervisors to resolve the mass transit problems. "We don't need to re-invent the wheel. The alternative solutions are already here," stated Senum, "We just need to make these solutions available to the public."
What I want to know is how the Supervisors are going to solve public transit problems? It is not their problem. The problem is that people refuse to ride public transit if they have any other means. Gold County Stage ridership is declining, so creating more does not seem to be the solution. Analysis of the probem from October 2004 can be found (here).

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