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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Irony - still dead

And its mummified remains are on display in the museum formerly known as the US Capitol Building:
Protesters who attended Saturday’s Tea Party rally in Washington found a new reason to be upset: Apparently they are unhappy with the level of service provided by the subway system.

Maybe the FTA's regulation, issued in January of 2008 under the Bush administration, prohibiting local municipal transportation agencies from offering services for special events so that they wouldn't compete unfairly with charter bus companies has a little bit to do with this?

The regulation was designed to foster free-market competition and clarifies when special transportation services for sporting events, stadium concerts and other events should be handled by private companies. Local transit authorities can no longer offer shuttle services if the service is not part of the regular schedule, if the fee is higher than the regular fare and under other specified conditions.



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