Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Politicians serve oil industry, and it wants you back in your car

NJ.com: "It’s not easy, but they are doing the best they can in this time of second jobs and just-scraping-by salaries. They are doing so in a responsible way, not by adding to the congestion of North Jersey’s torturous traffic, but relying on environmentally friendly mass transit. Many moved to their homes in Hudson County specifically for access to the PATH stations.

“All the years we’ve rode these trains and supported them. And now they want to do this?” said one rider. “They don’t care about the little guy. They never do.”

As Di Ionno points out, the $10 million in estimated savings from ending overnight PATH service amounts to the Port Authority saving 1/10th of 1 percent, or 0.00128205128, of its $7.8 billion budget."