California as a Trend-Setter and Opposition to Prop. 111

Peirce quotes a Times poll that Golden State voters greatest concern is that Proposition 111 gasoline tax funds would not be spent "wisely," yet he seems surprised that Californians are not enthralled by Proposition 111 provisions that would "provide commuters with alternatives such as rail transit and car- and van-pool programs," and "flexible congestion relief."

Wake up, Neal. These are the very provisions of Proposition 111 that a majority of the voters don't like and won't vote for. They know that rail transit and car-pool programs have been giant failures in Atlanta, Miami, San Francisco, Washington, Houston, Seattle and Pittsburgh. So long as automobiles and fuel to operate them are affordable, and the population growth continues, California voters will demand more "roads, roads, roads."



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