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Originally posted by synchro
Now, the 'future fantasy' is to turn our cars and trucks into trolley cars or people movers by using radar and LDAR (sp.?) systems which work similarly to cruise control only with braking and steering to keep distance from other vehicles on heavily congested freeways during rush hour. This is supposed to greatly reduce traffic and increase fuel efficiency. Yet, I see it as making each person buy and maintain their own 'people mover' so the city won't have to. Oh, and of course one would have to pay an extra fee in order to grant their vehicle 'access' to the computer network and traffic lanes that controls their it. Who's to say that all this wasn't planned a long time ago? Good cop, bad cop?
Thanks to all for keeping this alive. I put it up last last night and it seems it was going to the way of the Dodo bird as it was falling down the forum quickly. I don't care about stars or flags I just hate it when I take the time to do something and it gets ignored. Nothing I can do about that, it happens, but it's nice to see someone got something out of this.
Originally posted by TacoBellMakesGas
The other question is that if public transportation is so great, why does almost every public transporation system in the US have to be subsidized by local, state, and/or federal money. You would think something that is as wonderful as you describe existed then they would be raking in the dough.