Monday, January 15, 2018

The Exact Opposite Of What True Public Transportation Should Be All About

Bad enough that it will be a massive, installed piece of inflexible infrastructure, subject of course to all the vagaries of geo-physical realities that cut across several fault lines, it will also serve to further isolate, and marginalize, a significant number of people who already can't get where they need to go.

And then we need to ask ourselves what happens when, like a lot of empty Walmart mega stores that now now litter so many abandoned communities, what happens to this installation when it's market falls out from under it. Will its creator succeed in making it big enough that he can claim it is too big to fail?

In my view this is another reason why mass transit on the regional level, as well as on a world scale, must become an issue of economic morality.


HYPERINFLATED

Hyperloop is going to have a capacity problem.

See Also:
Elon Musk wants to dig a 6.5-mile tunnel under LA