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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Yglesias - Worse than Amtrak?

Personally, I barely know how to ride a bike and find the aesthetics of the whole bike-riding enterprise kind of abhorrent. Still, the fact remains that building a bike-friendly city like Portland is very good public policy in terms of public health and the environment, so it's nice to see that some people are also making money thanks to the way the city's early adoption of bike-friendly policies.

-Matt Yglesias

This actually isn't much of a trainwreck, it's just remarkable when you remember that Yglesias is getting paid for this. Amtrak, on the other hand, gets paid to run passenger trains and usually gets passengers to their destinations within 24 hours of the expected arrival. As far as I know its safety record is decent though.


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