In the Bus Bag
Unaccustomed Earth, by Jhumpa Lahiri
Tag Archives: I’m a bus chick and I vote
I was still on my hiatus from blogging on February 4th, but the Bus Fam definitely celebrated our shero’s (would-be) 100th birthday.
Politicians: Don’t sleep on the bus chick vote. We have more time to fill out our ballots.
I rarely comment on politics on this blog–in part because I find politics distasteful, and in part because buses welcome everyone, no matter their political persuasion. I’d like my blog to be equally open and inclusive.
But this election is too important for me (or anyone) to remain silent. If you care about transit, smart growth, and the future of our environment, please reflect that in the way you vote.
Proposition 1: YES! (please)
I-985: Absolutely not
Governor: Christine Gregoire
I am disappointed that our governor missed opportunities to show leadership on the viaduct and other crucial …
Despite the fact that global warming, energy issues, and the economy are top-of-mind for most voters (the last day for online/mail-in registration is tomorrow, by the way), there’s been precious little talk about public transit in this election. Odds are, it won’t come up in either of the remaining debates, and that’s a shame–especially since campaign coverage focuses more on the “horse race” than on the candidates’ records and ideas.
Thankfully, the Brookings Institution has published a comparison of McCain’s and Obama’s transportation philosophies/policies. It covers, among other things, congestion pricing, the gas tax “holiday,” public …
Fellow transit types (and generally concerned citizens),
Come on! Do it for Seattle. With no NBA season to look forward to, we’ll need something to celebrate in November.