Monday, April 4, 2011

The more things change....

....the more they stay the same.

It's amazing to me that, after the replacement of part of the executive staff and most of the board, Metro STILL doesn't understand it's basic function: Moving people from point A to point B efficiently and with minimum hassle.

Not creating a new urban wonderland, not land speculation, not generating good PR, paying a lot of money for bloggers and PR reps with name recognition. Nope. Moving a bunch of people. That they are getting no better at this despite all of the changes leads me to believe it's past time to stop referring to our region's transit agency as the "New" Metro.

They're the same old Metro. A Metro that, perhaps, should be shuttered and reconstituted under a different structure/leadership. Perhaps it's time to give the County more say than the City? Commuter rail vs. a toy train that doesn't go anywhere, can't carry a significant amount of people and takes away from needed bus service that can actually get you where you want to go.

It's just Metro, same as the old Metro only with more spin.

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