Friday, March 6, 2009

A Reason to Buy a Car?

As if the city's public transportation wasn't already the bane of my existence, the mayor has announced that the city will be cutting $40 million from public transportation. I swear I don't want to buy a car, but I feel like the city might be driving me to it! The metro is already falling apart, faced with frequent delays, and over-crowded during rush hour, yet even though politicians claim to support public transportation (instead of cars) they turn around and do this?

WTF?

Seriously, my morning commute is stressful enough and I already find myself frequently arriving at work feeling cranky because of various metro woes. I realize that we're all in a recession and something has to give but in light of this (raising gas prices to curb carbon emissions), I can't help but wonder who is going to end up paying more in the end? First we'll pay it at the pump, then opt for public transportation only to find that it's completely inefficient and not cost efficient either (cause we all know the metro will only raise rates yet again to compensate). Or, if you're like me, you'll start seriously contemplating buying a car in a city you always swore you wouldn't need a car in just because the service is getting so bad.

I don't know how anyone really expects the situation to improve if our hands keep getting tied at every turn. I am so tired of having it stuck to us by the man.

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