[A-List] VENEZUELA: The Cost of the Worlds Cheapest Gasoline
tboyle at rosehill.net
Fri Jan 23 10:48:41 MST 2009
The train system sucks. It takes way too much time to get anywhere.
Even if you are going across Tokyo, which has the most routes and
coverage it is almost always faster to ride a ten speed bicycle even
with the worlds most congested streets. That's not for everyone
but it proves how much time is wasted by mass transit solutions.
People should be aware, these systems are a product of a "rail-industrial-
property complex" rather than a solution for any objective model of
transportation requirements. They paid hell, liquidating the JNR,
the national railway in the 1980s.
I tell everybody who will listen-- be careful what you wish for!!
Our grandchildren will curse us, for building these trains,
Below is a picture of the Japanese train I rode for 12 years,
yes--they are that crowded every weekday at rush hour.
further thoughts on trains http://www.rosehill.net/tokyomemes.htm
and the right solution, please read it. http://www.rosehill.net/ultralight.htm
At 05:31 AM 1/23/2009, you wrote:
>And, of course, low prices for gas are the
>greatest obstacle against the creation of a
>fully rational public transportation system in Venezuela.
>BTW,please go and try Google Maps, and on the
>map of Japan try to plan a trip. You will see a
>good example of excellent public transportation.
>Yoshie Furuhashi escribió:
>>VENEZUELA: The Cost of the World's Cheapest Gasoline
>>By Humberto Márquez
>>CARACAS, Dec 29 (IPS) - The world's most inexpensive gasoline is sold
>>in Venezuela, through a longstanding subsidy programme that benefits
>>car owners while depriving the oil industry of a large source of funds
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