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PostSubject: Who says Americans won't ride mass transit?   Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:55 am

Interesting article...

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Who says Americans won't ride mass transit?
With gas prices through the roof, our car-crazy nation showed the love for buses and trains. But there's a glitch.

By Katharine Mieszkowski

Oct. 23, 2008 | SAN FRANCISCO -- It's 5 p.m. on a Thursday at one of the busiest Bay Area Rapid Transit stations in downtown San Francisco and the commuters are already pissed off. A Pittsburg-Bay Point train has just pulled in. This is the system's most popular line and takes workers under the bay to the suburbs east of San Francisco.

The doors on the first two cars are broken and won't open. As would-be riders cram into the remaining cars, frustrations mount as passengers inside the train refuse to squish in further to let newcomers on. The doors of the train swoosh closed and dozens of potential riders are left standing at the station. One fuming man in a white button-down shirt, who has been left behind, slams his hand on the train window and yells at the passengers inside. "You people are idiots!"...

http://www.salon.com/env/feature/2008/10/23/mass_transit_america/index.html?source=rss&aim=/env/feature

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