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Transpo Experts Slams NYC Dollar Van Plan

Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 10:51 AM

Turns out Buz Paaswell doesn't much like dollar vans after all.  In a NY Times Op-Ed, the City College of New York Professor and former interim President  suggests, with co-author Elliot Sclar of Columbia Univeristy,  that the private commuter vans, which started running along discontinued NYC bus routes this week, may "doom" Mayor Michael Bloombeg's transportation plans, lead to more pollution and accidents, and encourage the development of informal "cartels."

Oh yeah, and they call promises to tightly regulate these vans "empty." -- Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation

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Comments [1]

Davin

A unified, well-regulated public transport system is something that all New Yorkers deserve. Now it seems that some in the outer boroughs will be forced to rely upon a patchwork of privatized providers and may end up paying twice for transportation. Let's keep professional drivers on the road. Visit www.transportationequity.org to find a TEN affiliate in your area.

Sep. 27 2010 10:29 AM

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