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Transit and energy intensity comment 000

Ahh yes, but my Hybrid does much better in city traffic than on the highway 58-60 in town vs 48-52 on the highway.

I think transit is a loser for one reason seldom mentioned. No matter how good it is or how dense the neighborhood it is controlled by politics, and that is always inefficient. Also, no matter how good it is, aut travel always offers options and destinations thet transit cannot.

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by Ray Hyde

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No matter how good it is or how dense the neighborhood it is controlled by politics, and that is always inefficient.

This is true of all transit -- road construction is also very political. Anything that involves the public space is political.

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