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Sunday, August 28, 2005

Public transportation users left to drown?

One of the down sides of relying on public transportation is no transportation in an emergency evacuation. New Orleans has hundreds of thousands who rely on public transportation and have no way to escape Katrina's flooding. The storm surge is projected to flood the city above the second floor. When the manditory evacuation was announced all the rental car were gone, no more seats on out bound flights we available, all busses are on one way trips out. Many will be left behind in overcrowed shelters for 5 or more days. I predict this will be huge disaster for the proponents of public transportation. The system will clearly fail the people of New Orleans in this disaster.

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Blogger Frederic Christie said...

One of the downsides of no GOOD public transportation. If priorities reflected spending on things like emergency services and insurance rather than imperial necessities, that would be just fine. But the underlying theme here, Russ, is not public transportaton but poverty.

Thu Sep 08, 06:10:00 PM PDT  

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