Monday, December 16, 2013

Transit Woes

I lived in Chicago for a couple years and I thought the Chicago Card used for transit was fucking brilliant.  It was my model for how transit should be done.  I mentioned it to friends and family, I probably mentioned it on this mess of a blog a time or two.  It worked well, it was inexpensive to catch rides, encouraging more ridership, and it just made sense.  Apparently, that is no more.  And why this change from a good, functioning, efficient system:
...under the old system, rich investors didn’t get a piece of the action. Under this one, they most decidedly do.
Ah, yes: privatization makes things better dontcha know?

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