The Secret Worldwide Transit Cabal

Informed but opinionated commentary and analysis on urban transportation topics from the Secret Worldwide Transit Cabal. Names have been omitted to protect the guilty.

Our Mission: Monkeywrench the Anti-Transit Forces

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Monday, November 24, 2003


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"Truth passes through three phases: 1) It is ridiculed. 2) It is violently opposed. 3) It is accepted as self-evident." Albert Schopenhouer. In the United States, rail is currently passing through Phase Two.

From the Cabalmaster:

The Secret Worldwide Transit Cabal is pleased to announce the reopening of our first contest! NOW A STANDING OFFER UNTIL THERE'S A WINNER!

The prize: an annual transit pass, or its equivalent (e.g. twelve monthly passes), to any urban transit system in the WORLD! (Or, for commuter rail, up to two monthly passes for, say, the Metro-North Commuter Railroad or the Long Island Rail Road; we’ll consider similar operations on an ad-hoc basis.)

The challenge: Provide bona fide evidence that documents the source(s) of Wendell Cox’s ongoing funding!

Besides his own firm, "Wendell Cox Consultancy" and his personal websites, and, Wendell is or has been listed in the recent past as "Associate" or "Senior Fellow" at the Heritage Foundation, the Texas Public Policy Institute, the Independence Institute, Heartland Institute, and many others. (These titles probably indicate that he’s been hired by each organization to write an anti-New Urbanism or anti-transit paper or two, and little else.)

Many of Wendell’s critics and opponents believes that he receive much loot from pro-highway, anti-urban, anti-smart-growth, right-wing and Libertarian interests.

(We’re shocked – utterly SCANDALIZED – we thought he did it just for fun!!!)

Wendell himself has refused to disclose who his clients are, other than to cop a plea of “customary professional practice.” Legitimate transportation consulting the equivalent of political hack jobs? Wendell, oh, pulleeze...

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