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Mass transit is not the answer to traffic congestion [UPDATED]

Published 10:07am Wednesday, March 27, 2013 Updated 12:08pm Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I don’t know which end your head is on. What if we had two lanes? Traffic congestion will be a problem until autos fly. The east has lots of mass transit and many lanes and it is congested and always will be, until autos fly.

I hate mass transit. I love freedom. How many mass advocates will ride it? It’s for others so you have more room to drive. Freeways move the nation’s goods from source to destination. Railroads are great but they have to stay on track.

As the population grows they add all types of transportation. People will drive until they are forced not to, and Americans don’t like to be forced.

Listen to your elders: we rode street cars and they dumped us off two miles from home.


Don “more lanes” Partridge

Fergus Falls

  • Jake Krohn

    And for a completely different take on this issue, please consider attending the Curbside Chat at the Kaddatz Galleries on April 18 at 3:00 p.m. This lecture makes a compelling case for less road building in the name of making our places more financially sustainable, among a host of other benefits. Doubters welcome!

  • Elliot Dallavalle

    No Don, more cars are the answer for traffic congestion. The more cars we have the less traffic congestion we will have because we will all have “freedom” to drive. Way to go Don, you solved our transportation problem Now I am guessing you are one to complain to your Republican legislators that you don’t want to raise the gas tax to help pay for the infrastructure you want so you can enjoy your freedom.

    Next letter you write, why don’t you tell your FF residents to support a higher gas tax so the state can build you more roads so you can really fly.

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