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Thread #105422   Message #2169548
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
12-Oct-07 - 10:29 AM
Thread Name: BS: Well Done, Mister Gore!
Subject: RE: BS: Well Done, Mister Gore!
Good news. Slowly but surely people are beginning to figure out that they're fouling their air and need to think about how their choices impact the environment and from there make the choice to make less impact. It had to be come a popular culture cause because it wasn't going far with scientists and environmentalists speaking among themselves.

Now if the U.S. will adequately fund the rail system and local commuter rails and make rapid transit more widely available and affordable and make that second family car obsolete we'll have a good start.

I work in a large city that doesn't have a public transit system. They have the Ballpark (Texas Rangers), they have Six Flags Over Texas, and other very large tourist attractions, they are building a new stadium for the Dallas Cowboys and have learned that they get the Superbowl for some game way out in the future. But they don't have the simplest bus or train system in place. There is a train that runs from Fort Worth to Dallas and passes nearby, but that is the extent of it. In a world that has allowed the continual purchase and destruction of entire neighborhoods so they can raze them and pave for more parking lots, you'd think someone would get the idea. Not so far. But maybe Al can get enough attention some of these city officials will finally catch on.

SRS