by Suburban Station
Tadman wrote:While I agree that this line has even more potential, the Californians are still a fickle group. They pretend to be environmentalists but LOVE their cars. Recently while attending a wedding in Pasadena, I stayed downtown and rode the Gold Line. People thought I was crazy for using public transportation and staying downtown. Other wedding attendees in Oceanside (half way to San Diego) all drove rather than taking Surfliner. I suggested Surfliner and they looked at me like I was crazy again.it's not like they aren't spending money on rail but as a non-Californian it is bizarre that upgrading SAN-LAX isn't the first thing they'd invest in. Obviously state politics must preclude it...and how will modeshare ever shift if the projects with the greatest benefit aren't the ones funded?
Somehow I endure their hilarious commentary about my politics, but come time to put their money where their mouth is, and it's hardcore car driving time.