Friday, March 19, 2004

ODE TO SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION


Let's face it, we're driving ourselves to death. Thank g-d for sustainable public transit.

Compare these visionaries from 100 years ago with the quagmire of the world's largest and most costly civil engineering project ever undertaken. Years and years and billions and billions of dollars later, Boston's "Big Dig" project will still leave the city's highways over capactiy, literally choking with traffic.

[Unlike the dynamos who drove New york City's ambitious public transit project, the Big Dig languished under the stewardship of Andrew Natsios, who left in disgrace for the rampant corruption under his watch to spearhead the Bush administration's efforts ar reducing US overseas development assistance to evangelical humanitarian aid.]

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