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'Road Diets': California Gas Tax Dollars At Work

By OccasionalCortex following x   2019 Jun 24, 11:27am 338 views   8 comments   watch   nsfw   quote     share    


Voters approved Prop 6, which jacked up our state gas taxes even more. They were told it was to fix and expand road coverage. Instead, they get this Road Diet libtard shit...

https://www.ocregister.com/2019/06/01/your-tax-dollars-at-work-as-cities-shut-traffic-lanes/

1   Tenpoundbass   ignore (15)   2019 Jun 24, 11:43am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Ft Lauderdale just widened i95 Northbound through Pompano. The last 5 years I've taken it, it's been a slow commute as it would bottle neck around Commercial through Cypress Creek. They added a lane, and now that it is done and before the Express lane goes in. I am trying to get as much video footage I can of it. As the traffic flows smothly and freely all hours of the day. Unless there is a wreck or some external situation creating a delay.
The plan is now that they are done. Before we needed one lane to make it flow smoothly. Now they are going to take that new lane along with one of the existing lanes. And compress the traffic down to just 3 lanes. Just like they did Southbound around Broward, Davie and 595 as a result there is never time of day where that stretch is not having bumper to bumper delays.

They want us sitting in traffic they created, to drive us to a shitty public transportation. Public transportation that doesn't go everywhere in South Florida, not a direct feasible way.
While the Idiots on NPR laughs about the Troubles they created.
2   rigidmember   ignore (0)   2019 Jun 24, 8:02pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Tenpoundbass says
They want us sitting in traffic they created, to drive us to a shitty public transportation. Public transportation that doesn't go everywhere in South Florida, not a direc...


Run by planners who have a utopian view of a world where everyone will walk, ride bikes or take public transit wherever they need to go.

Problem is that the last mile connection for public transit is a bad and sometimes non-existent. Until there is a fix public transit will always be an inefficient way to get from point A to point B. Cars will always be required to provide that last mile connection.
3   Patrick   ignore (1)   2019 Jun 24, 8:12pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Actually, bikes do really well for that last mile in California, imho.

Not so much in Chicago. I tried. Summer was miserable, and winter impossible.
4   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2019 Jun 25, 10:50am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

You can get around Santa Cruz faster overall on a bike than a car on crowded days, if you can keep the homelessfucks from stealing it out from under you.
5   zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2019 Jul 11, 12:27pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

https://spectator.org/public-servants-or-the-publics-masters/

Hundreds of California government workers earn more than $500,000 a year — and that’s just the tip of the public-employee compensation iceberg.

More than 100 city and county workers earned total compensation exceeding a half-million dollars in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties last year.” One need only look at the Transparent California database to see that this is no aberration.
6   Tenpoundbass   ignore (15)   2019 Jul 11, 12:29pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

When you see a guy with gray hair on a bicycle, "Progressive" is the last thing you think of.

It makes me ponder about life choices.
7   clambo   ignore (4)   2019 Jul 12, 8:22am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

"What's orange and sleeps 4? A Caltrans truck."

California has declared war on people with money to pay for the illegals and their spawn, the homeless, the parents of H1B visas, and goldbrick government workers.

Three guys and a female I worked with in the 80's left our company to work for various counties/cities in California; they're all rich now and retired.

I was offered a position in San Francisco; the girl who worked for me took the job and I did my own thing self employed. She later said she was bored playing Tetris because her work load was so small. She was not an idle or lazy person so this drove her slightly nuts. She was hit driving while during work duties by some San Francisco idiot and she got slightly hurt and left with a check for her small injury. Today she is living in the Caribbean someplace happy as a clam.

I have a ton of stories of people I know in Santa Cruz illegally how much they abuse the system and how much they cost us all. It boggles my mind how they get away with it.

Gasoline is probaby $1+ more expensive in CA than in FL .
8   d6rB   ignore (1)   2019 Jul 12, 8:46am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

zzyzzx says
Hundreds of California government workers earn more than $500,000 a year — and that’s just the tip of the public-employee compensation iceberg.

Limit ALL public worker pay to US President salary (ca. 420K). Why would the Leader of Free World be paid less than Supervisor of Crap Removal in Orange County...for that matter limit nonprofit pay also to max 420K.

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