Dang. A power outage on a 50 foot-high bridge.
The new A-line linking downtown Denver to Denver International Airport experienced a power outage Tuesday afternoon.
Emergency responders called in to rescue stranded passengers. Happens all the time with buses, too, said nobody. Oh, right - after they got the folks off the bridge, they moved them into (take a wild guess!) real transit.
What would happen if your city, in the name of progress, started giving poorer residents vouchers for landline telephones rather than smartphones? Or if, rather than stocking public libraries with computers, so that people could write emails, your city installed fax machines? You would consider these unnecessary expenditures on outdated technologies. Yet when it comes to public transit, many cities splurge on modes designed for a different time and place—namely light rail.
But in fairness, it should be noted that virtually all of those cities are run by Democratics, so the waste of billions of dollars is almost a given.