Antonio Villaraigosa wants you to “Go Metro with the Mayor.” He is renewing a pledge he made when he was running for office – to take public transportation. V wants all Angelenos to get out of their cars at least once a week, and take Metro buses and trains.
Here’s the fun part from the Daily News:
His work schedule prevents him from using it more frequently…
Really? That sucks. Now you know how the rest of us feel.
David Markland recently suggested that the Mayor and all City Council members should take public transportation to and from their district to City Hall at least one day per week… during peak hours.
- What time of day will V be riding the bus?
- What will V do when his bus does not arrive on time?
- Will Wendy, Tom, Jack and the rest of the gang take the bus, too?
While this is a nice gesture by the Mayor, a bolder step would have been to MANDATE that he and all city council members take Metro to and from work EVERY DAY for ONE WHOLE MONTH. Yeah, it sounds ridiculous and inconvenient. That’s because it is. Welcome to our world.
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