The bus issue IS simple. As long as you don’t have a bus system, you can claim a dearth of ridership. As long as no one tries to incorporate the school bus routes, then tax money can’t be saved and silly percentages can spouted as an argument against public transportation. As long as any tiny attempt at public transportation runs up against resistance of the kind the ata has had to deal with, then, sure, you can claim they won’t work.
Manhattan has long been big enough to support public transportation. It’s the minds of Manhattan government officials that have always been too small.
But, you KNOW, a system would gain ridership, improve traffic, reduce congestion, and reduce our tax expenditures for school buses. Is that what you’re afraid of? You’ll never get that genie back in the bottle, once it’s out? That seems to be the common thread among all of these PAC’s wanting to “Awaken” “Our” Manhattan.
It’s interesting, Wynn, that you say you don’t represent a religious PAC, yet your PAC has links to Awaken Manhattan and the local Teabaggers. Hmmm…