I pit the “drive only” mentality of many in the Atlanta Metro area.
We have a severe gas shortage that may continue for at least a few more weeks.http://www.ajc.com/master/content/business/stories/2008/09/28/atlantans_stalk_tankers.html
During an television “man on the scene” interview, people were saying that they didn’t know* how *they were going to to get to work this week. (During the NYC transit strikes we WALKED miles to get to work - MILES) I was screaming at the TV: “Take the bus! Take the train”.
The governor made a request of commuters to carpool or to telecommute. No mention of busses or trains in his message.
Why are so many people here unwilling to take the bus or the train here? I find that people I’ve asked feel that it’s too much trouble. They don’t want to wait for a bus.
Gwinnett county voters again rejected a plan to extend rail service to their communities a few months back despite rising gas prices and the gridlocked roads here.
One of my coworkers actually called in “out of gas” and it was an acceptable excuse. I really can’t believe it.