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don_socalJuly 21, 2013

Who is more in touch with the problems of this country? One of those guys who goes off to Oxford or to University of Yale, or someone who has lived in buses, in the Metro, in the street?
Gloria Trevi

People who want to understand democracy should spend less time in the library with Aristotle and more time on the buses and in the subway.
Simeon Strunsky

In our Nation, approximately 22.5 million children ride school buses to and from school each day, which accounts for 54 percent of all students attending grade school.
Kenny Marchant

We're investing record sums on buses and trains. We have a huge programme to encourage people to walk and cycle, and everyone up to and including the PM has been looking closely at how we can promote electric vehicles, hybrids, and other technologies.
Geoff Hoon

If you want to see life up close ride the bus for a couple of weeks. There will be many things revealed that will surprise most that have not experienced this separate world that is hidden from those that ride by themselves in their cars.
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lilosophie

I like your quote a lot, Don. I spent almost 1/4 of my life on Public transportation: trolleys, buses and trains, I agree life is more interesting that way.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2013 at 9:36AM
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anneliese_32(6)

Good quotes. Like Lilo, I spent a good amount of time on public transportation, it often was interesting.
Wish we had some here. There is since years talk about a bus line going from one end of the county to the other, but nothing becomes of it, after all, the powers to be drive their own cars and others, well there are always cabs, aren't there?

    Bookmark   July 21, 2013 at 1:25PM
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west_gardener

Great and timely quotes,Don.
I lived in Europe in my early years, I used public transportation, trolly, bus and trains. It worked very well.
Moved to CA some 50 years ago, and the auto was king.
Fast forward, our city has a public transportation hub, with light rail, train , bus terminal, both housing and businesses are built around this hub.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2013 at 7:12PM
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