Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Bay Area Transit Quiz

Which Bay Area Transportation Know it All made this ironic statement regarding improving the VTA light rail...


"Any talks of future extensions should strongly consider bus rapid transit rather than light rail," he said. "It is less expensive, has the potential for high ridership and allows us to leverage limited taxpayer dollars."


Answer: Carl Guardino - the patron saint of BART to San Jose. Apparently if it's not BART, taxpayer dollars are "limited" and must be leveraged. But when it comes to the BART boondoggle, anything goes!

6 comments:

Marco said...
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Marco said...

Kevin Connolly? I heard him speak about BRT at an SBTOA luncheon.

murphstahoe said...

Isn't he the Entourage guy?

Apparently there is another Kevin Connolly, and he has talked about BRT as being more efficient in the past. As such, if he said this, I would not consider it nearly so ironic to anger me into putting up a blog post. Try again.

295bus said...

The real irony is that Bay Area transit agencies blow big bucks building rail transit lines to suit the whims of politicians, and then as an afterthought build BRT to places people actually want to go!

murphstahoe said...

well Mr 295, follow that thought and the money to the ironic answer to the quiz!

295bus said...

Oh, Carl, I think I'm just going to have to you down and demand satisfaction. Twenty paces at dawn.