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Horrible public transport

Cisco lol_techie
Dec 20, 2018

They Bay area governments must be super Rich with crazy taxes coming from all these billion $$ companies. So clearly, budget shouldn't be an issue, then why is the public transport all across so terrible.

I lived in the east coast for a while and it's so much better there, despite it being a rather poor city.

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  • Google TPXD81
    There are 22 different transit agencies in the Bay Area.
    That should tell you how inefficient the system is and why.
    Dec 20, 20185
    • Cisco lol_techie
      OP
      Really 22 ? I knew VTA , Bart and Caltrain. Which other ones
      Dec 20, 2018
    • Nextdoor zdr396p
      BART
      ACE
      Caltrain
      Capitol Corridor
      eBART
      SMART Train
      MUNI
      VTA
      SamTrans
      AC Transit
      County Connection
      Dumbarton Express
      Emery GoAround
      Golden Gate Ferry

      I’m sure there are others I’m forgetting...

      Ever notice how the Bay Area has 101 fiefdoms instead of one regional government?

      Yeah, that’s what causes this in part. Everyone wants to be in charge, everyone wants to run things their own special little way...and then BOOM, we have 30 transit agencies, no coordination, and utter dysfunction (and yet we’re still better than some other cities/regions)

      They have problems, but look to how NYC, London, and Amsterdam run their transit. Makes the Bay Area look like a fucking joke.
      Dec 20, 2018
    • Cisco lol_techie
      OP
      Thanks, this might actually be a great startup opportunity for the masses. Most people can't afford uber everyday :|
      Dec 21, 2018
    • Pinterest JEJM77
      lol did you count BART and eBART as separate agencies?
      Dec 21, 2018
    • Google Cerulean
      Okay Bay Area is a shitstorm but let’s not get carried away and put NYC transit in the same boat as London/Amsterdam
      Dec 21, 2018
  • Amazon Jaiuansnja
    Clearly a problem with the political system. Bay Area is much better than Seattle area.
    Dec 20, 20180
  • Facebook public2
    Those companies are all incorporated in Delaware and Dublin. They aren't paying a dollar in ca taxes lol
    Dec 20, 20183
    • Cisco lol_techie
      OP
      Oh, yes I remember that. But they must be paying huge property taxes don't you think ?
      Dec 21, 2018
    • Facebook public2
      They don't own property, they rent.
      Dec 21, 2018
    • Amazon Jaiuansnja
      Their employees pay income tax. Their employees also spend in ca and generates indirect tax income in various forms.
      Dec 21, 2018
  • Google yogi bear
    bay area traffic is piece of shit
    Dec 21, 20180
  • LinkedIn / Data
    pumpkin!!!

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    Amazon
    pumpkin!!!more
    They wanted to extend the Caltrain and Bart but rich motherf* protested against it, because it will decrease the value of their houses.... welcome to Bay Area
    Dec 21, 20180
  • LinkedIn droooool
    California Infrastructure has bad public transportation by design based on decades of influence by the auto industry
    Dec 20, 20180
  • New monomo
    Lobbying by car companies and gas companies.
    Dec 20, 20180

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