Tuesday, November 03, 2009

The case against rail

The case against using rail for public transportation is being made in Philadelphia.Workers may have a right to strike, but employers have a right to replace them. It is much easier to replace striking bus drivers than rail workers, because more people have the former skill.

1 comment:

Daddy said...

A reasonable rail, such as underground metro has been driven by computers with no driver needed since, I believe, late 1960-s. Even in this country, many airport shuttle trains (Denver, Atlanta, Detroit, NewArk, etc) has now no driver in it. Nor even a cabin for a driver. I actually have been personally involved in one such a thing. not that hard to do: speed, distance, time and a bunch of redundant wires/sensors/actuators.

Busses though typically require a human driver. They tried once to make a driverless highway by wire (San Diego in mid 90s), - turns out too much trouble after a single flat tire, one cannot inspect every car every night as one can do with trains and rails.

Search This Blog

Alfie Evans

1. When a doctor says A and a parent says B, I tend to go with what the doctor says. Usually the doctors are right. After reviewing Alfie...

Blog Archive

Labels


Brgd. General Anthony Wayne US Continental Army

Sitemeter




My blog is worth $11,855.34.
How much is your blog worth?

Followers

About Commenting

Keep it clean and relevant to the post. If you have a question that isn't related to a recent post, email me at enders.robert@gmail.com . You can also email me if you want to make an anonymous comment.

DISCLAIMER

Per the by-laws of the Libertarian Party of Allen County, the Chair is the official spokesperson of LPAC in all public and media matters.

Posts and contributions expressed on this forum, while being libertarian in thought and intent, no official statement of LPAC should be derived or assumed unless specifically stated as such from the Chair, or another Officer of the Party acting in his or her place, and such statements are always subject to review.