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maddogesq Donating Member (915 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 09:53 AM
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2. A personal expience.
Sometimes its hard for me to have pity on the auto industry because I know full well that they fought mass transit in this area tooth and nail back in the 60s when there was a chance to build it.

You see, although I grew up here, I have lived in Chicago and the Denver/Boulder area; places that have pretty decent suburban transit systems. When I came back here in 1985 after enjoying the public transit of my college years in Chi Town, I went through a sort of shock and ire. At that time I did not drive, and it really felt weird not to move around at will.

In 1989, I got my license after low vision specialists were able to fit me with contacts and bioptic telescopes. Had that not happened, I would have seriously considered moving back to Chicago or Denver.

Over the years, I have gotten strange looksespecially from friends who worked in the auto industrywhen I talked about the need for better mass transit around here. Maybe now the chickens are finally coming home to roost.

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