The Secret Worldwide Transit Cabal

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Thursday, November 07, 2002

Make That FOUR Transit Victories, 2 Transit Defeats, and SIX! - - SIX! Road Meaures Get Clobbered

"It is the unfortunate destiny of the ridiculous to be subject to ridicule."
James Howard Kunstler

"Truth passes through three phases: 1) It is ridiculed. 2) It is violently opposed. 3) It is accepted as self-evident." Albert Schopenhouer

From the Cabalmaster:

THIS JUST IN ! regarding transportation votes that we've reviewed.

New Georgia governor kills "Northern Arc" Beltway proposal in Atlanta! See

Another case of anti-expressway sentiment playing a role in electing a new governor: Article excerpt:

"During a telephone interview with Star 94's Steve and Vicki, Perdue said he has no plans to pursue the controversial Northern ARC, opponents of which are believed to be one of the groups that helped defeat (incumbent Governor) Barnes Tuesday. Perdue said improving north metro's secondary roads would be "cheaper, faster, better."

Also this from the Oakland, CA, Tribune:,1413,82%257E1865%257E975909,00.html

Published Thursday, November 7, 2002, in the Oakland Tribune

Measure AA saves AC Transit service

Passage of parcel tax will raise enough money to keep bus service going without cuts

By Sean Holstege

The 236,000 people who board AC Transit buses every day can expect service to continue without cuts next year, following passage of Measure AA on Tuesday.

Voters in northern Alameda and western Contra Costa counties passed the $24 annual parcel tax by a 68 percent margin, according to unofficial final results. That's enough to raise $7.5 million each year for next five years, and avert threatened cuts to weekend and night service."

For rest of article, see link.

For a nationwide discussion of transportation measures, see

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