Re: Missed this dirty word little boy screed from the mentally ill troll...
Author: BOB2
Date: 09-04-2023 - 08:16

BOB2 (REAL) Wrote:
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> BOB2 Wrote:
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> > FUD Wrote:
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> > > > ...Metro Micro...?
> > >
> > > For those of us not familiar with current LA
> > > jargon, pls elucidate?
> >
> > This is the dial a ride fiasco for a dollar
> that
> > was supposed to replace the 30% of route miles
> MTA
> > cut during Covid in the great "restructuring".
> > They duplicate the reasonably cost effective
> local
> > dial a rides the Cities operate with a "dollar"
> > ride, that costs somewhere between $50 and $70
> per
> > ride. More funding for this costly endeavor is
> > coming up this Fall and as a very cynical
> betting
> > man, I'm betting on the contractor's and
> assorted
> > hangar's on, getting it.
> >
> > The MTA has been quietly wasting a couple of
> > billion or so on a whole lot of wasteful
> things,
> > from unneeded $250,000 traffic circles, to
> unsafe
> > $6 million bike lanes in Pasadena, to $250
> million
> > dollar "bus lanes" from Pasadena to Burbank
> > (tearing up places like downtown Eagle Rock for
> 4
> > buses per hour in a bus lane with no travel
> time
> > savings), to using money for freeway widening
> > projects, and of course, even more hot lane and
> > pricing studies, to figure out how to get a new
> > source of income to support all of these
> > contractors. MTA has been spending on low
> > producivity (but lots of contracts for lots of
> > contractors...) unneeded crap like this, all
> while
> > completely neglecting the loss of 700,000 daily
> > riders since 2014 (before any losses due to the
> > Covid excuses) due to unreliable, unsafe,
> > unsanitary trains and buses that have seen
> > continous service cuts with longer waits,
> > transfers, or no more bus service at all.
> >
> > And, we have the Olympics coming in less than
> five
> > years, so it might be time to pull our head's
> out
> > and start doing the things that can actually
> make
> > a difference like the twice postponed
> procurements
> > for the LAUPT run through rail project.
> >
> > The we don't care, screw transit ops and
> security,
> > just take care of politicians and service the
> > contractors management style has finally begun
> to
> > result in serious consequences, beyond losing
> half
> > of their riders. Now even "contractor" things
> like
> > the UCLA Subway extension are having sudden
> cost
> > and delay problems, after actually being
> "ahead"
> > during Covid with a lot of site work.
>
> This here's the dial-a-ride mess, yo, for just a
> buck, meant to replace the 30% of route miles the
> MTA slashed during COVID in their big
> "restructuring" move. They're copying the
> affordable local dial-a-rides the cities run, but
> this "dollar" ride is costing somewhere between 50
> to 70 bucks a pop. More cash for this expensive
> gig is on the way this Fall, and as a real
> skeptical bettin' dude, I'm puttin' my money on
> the contractors and their entourage getting a
> piece of the pie.
>
> The MTA's been low-key burning through a couple of
> billion bucks on all sorts of wasteful stuff, from
> pointless $250K traffic circles to sketchy $6
> million bike lanes in Pasadena. They're even
> throwing $250 million at these so-called "bus
> lanes" from Pasadena to Burbank (messing up places
> like downtown Eagle Rock just for 4 buses an hour
> in a bus lane that doesn't save any time). They're
> also tossing money at freeway widening projects
> and, of course, more studies on hot lanes and
> pricing, all in the name of finding new cash while
> ignoring the fact that they've lost 700,000 daily
> riders since 2014, even before blaming COVID.
>
> And don't forget, we gots the Olympics coming in
> less than five years, so maybe it's time they get
> their act together and focus on things that really
> matter, like finally getting the LAUPT run-through
> rail project going.
>
> This "we don't give a @#$%&, forget about transit
> ops and security, just cozy up to politicians and
> keep those contractors happy" style is finally
> catching up to them, not just with the loss of
> half their riders but even causing hiccups in
> "contractor" projects like the UCLA Subway
> extension, which suddenly have cost and delay
> issues after cruising during COVID with lots of
> site work. 🤷‍♂️



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Man's Inhumanity to Man BOB33 and a third 09-02-2023 - 07:33
  Re: Man's Inhumanity to Man-Yep, it's just to bad for the perp that we put all of those camera's in... BOB2 09-02-2023 - 10:43
  Re: Man's Inhumanity to Man-Yep, it's just to bad for the perp that we put all of those camera's in... FUD 09-02-2023 - 13:39
  Re: Man's Inhumanity to Man- Or Micro Metro's relationship toall of this.. BOB2 09-02-2023 - 14:07
  But Wait! There's More . . . BOB78 RPM 09-02-2023 - 16:05
  Re:Thankfully we have the Amtrak Police.. Since the contractor's were nowhere to be seen... Fund the MTA Police... BOB2 09-02-2023 - 17:30
  Re: Man's Inhumanity to Man- Or Micro Metro's relationship toall of this.. BOB2 (REAL) 09-02-2023 - 17:08
  Re: Missed this dirty word little boy screed from the mentally ill troll... BOB2 09-04-2023 - 08:16


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