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    Tag: transportation

    Free The Jitney!

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 05:31:37 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Detroit, Transportation, Monopolies, Tom McMillin, Jitneys, HB4491 (all tags)

    This story is just too much fun.

    Today, amidst the work stoppage by DDOT bus drivers and concerns over upset and dis-spirited riders, State Representative Tom McMillin (R-Rochester Hills) proclaimed three words: "Free the jitney!" proving there is something straight up about a guy who sees the essence of a problem and goes right to fixing it.

    Perhaps some of you may have read a piece at PJ Media by Richard Fernandez?  In "Single Point Of Failure," Fernandez describes how big government can choke liberty and innovation, and even notes the seemingly paradoxical place liberal run governments must be in to support anti union measures that prohibit strikes for public transportation.

    "The BART strike in the Bay area prompted John Diaz to argue in a San Francisco Chronicle op-ed that strikes in the Bay Area should be outlawed. Yes that's right. No right to strike in Berkeley.  He admits this proposal sounds fascist -- is fascist -- but the situation in San Francisco allows no alternative."
    and provides the commentary.

    Given the singular version of transportation promoted by the left these days, it can be spectacularly gratifying to have such a well met crisis drive home the consistent folly of over managing the daily affairs human beings.  In the PJ article, it is planners run amuck, (and into a ditch) concentration of populations, (ala A21) and in a heartbeat, everyone is susceptible to the most minor interruption of government benevolence, and general transportation assistance.

    In Detroit, its been something like that.

    Continued below.

    (2 comments, 575 words in story) Full Story

    Gover Snyder calling for another tax hike.

    By KG One, Section News
    Posted on Fri Oct 07, 2011 at 04:44:59 AM EST
    Tags: Gov. Snyder, transportation, new taxes and fees, why am I not surprised?, Levin & Stabenow like it...it must be good (all tags)

    Stop me if you've heard this before.

    Unable to make the difficult decisions involved in allocating current revenue and cutting wasteful programs, Gov. Snyder is calling for more taxes and fees to address this dilemma.

    So, what's it gonna be this time?

    {Continued after the fold}

    (10 comments, 546 words in story) Full Story

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