Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Public Transportation in France; Now That is something to a dmire

Public Transport in France;

Something to Emulate

by Mike Tolochko

On my way to the UNESCO office building for the annual meeting of NGOs at the United Nations, I travelled using the suburban RER SNF trains and then the Metro. Now that is a public system worth copying.

It is fast, clean and always ON TIME. Every; that is every station as a clock reporting when the next train arrives. And it is an old system, that has ben signficantly upgraded.

US politcians should be learning about and reporting on this system as a building block for energy savings. Maybe they think the oil and auto lobby won't like them for doing so. That is a shame.

Sarkowy will have a hard time dismantling this system. This would really cause another revolution if he tries.