Private Bus Takes Over from Taxpayers

Here’s a heartwarming story: Late last year, Clayton County, Georgia (a suburban Atlanta county) decided to terminate its subsidized bus service to Atlanta, saying it was costing $10 million a year but only bringing in $2.5 million in revenue. Despite protests from bus riders, the service was duly ended on March 31, leaving many riders worried that they would not be able to reach their jobs.

What’s so heartwarming about that? Starting this week, a private party has started a new bus service following some of the same routes as the Clayton County buses. Fares will be $3.50, compared with average fare collections on the County buses of about $1.10 in 2008. The Antiplanner extends best wishes to QuickTransit.


57 thoughts on “Private Bus Takes Over from Taxpayers

  1. the highwayman

    Wake up and smell O’Toole’s bullshit Frank!

    Koch Oil & Cato wouldn’t pay O’Toole to go around bashing transit, if it wasn’t in their political & financial interests.

  2. Frank

    “Koch Oil & Cato wouldn’t pay O’Toole to go around bashing transit, if it wasn’t in their political & financial interests.”

    Evidence please that Koch Oil “pays” O’Toole, i.e. that he receives a salary from Koch Oil. If you can provide that, please provide evidence of strings attached to the money.

    Remember, Koch donates to organizations like PBS, the Smithsonian, the Met, and donated $100 million to cancer-fighting institutes. So, I guess these organizations are full of BS too, eh?

    As for Cato’s agenda, if you don’t agree with their mission of increasing “the understanding of public policies based on the principles of limited government, free markets, individual liberty, and peace,” then why do you come here? It’s certainly not to contribute to discussion. Certainly it’s only to obstruct.

    We’ve been over this many times before. (Please see argumentum ad nauseum.) You’ve made your opinions well known and your continued attacks are unnecessary. Several other people on this site have called for you to end your ad hominem and guilt by association curse-laden rants.

    Please listen.

  3. Frank

    highwayman, I think you need to review your terms of service agreement with Comcast. It prohibits you from “posting…transmitting or disseminating information, data or material which is libelous…or defamatory”.

    I have your IP address, and if your ad hominem/libelous/defamatory posts don’t stop, I will register a complaint with your ISP.

    You have been warned on numerous occasions.

  4. Frank

    I’ll tell you what’s going to happen, Andrew from Orlando. You’re going to stop spamming the site. You’re also going to stop making defamatory comments. In case you’re not familiar:

    Defamation—also called calumny, vilification, slander (for transitory statements), and libel (for written, broadcast, or otherwise published words)—is the communication of a statement that makes a claim, expressly stated or implied to be factual, that may give an individual, business, product, group, government, or nation a negative image. It is usually, but not always, a requirement that this claim be false and that the publication is communicated to someone other than the person defamed (the claimant).

    For years you have violated the terms of services with your ISP. I have a fine list of your comments and their URLs, some of which include physical threats against others on this site, which also violates your terms of service. Any more defamatory comments against O’Toole or threats against any other commenters and the list I have compiled, along with your IP, is going to Comcast abuse reporting.

    I and others on this site are fed up with your curse-laden defamatory statements that serve no purpose other than to slander Mr. O’Toole.

    It ends now.

  5. the highwayman

    Cut the crap, you’re not interested in individual liberty within being part of society. Scratch a libertard, find a despot.

    Hey you’ve started this jihad of yours against society, if you guys want to fuck people over, then be prepared to get shit back!

    I don’t think O’Toole is stupid, he’s just sleezy & crooked!

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