Thursday, April 24, 2008

Public transit blackout in force.

Two major articles hit the pro-transit pro-environment blogs recently. Many words were written by high-profile commentators. Public transit not mentioned.

Freakonomics author actually mentions carbon-auto externalities... but decides insurance is more interesting than transit

Joseph Kennedy expounds on the energy crisis... but can't squeeze in public transit.

Folks - this is NO ACCIDENT - high profile opinion shapers ARE NOT ALLOWED to talk seriously about public transit. The carbon-auto lobby will use their influence in the media and make them non-persons. Count on it.

The only solution is to build a mass grassroots movement. Join your bus/transit riders' union.