10954DC: procrastination nation
- Jun 16, 2008http://www.praguepost.com/articles/2008/06/11/czech-trams-head-for-washington.php
Washington, D.C., has set its sights on a streetcar line --- and has
gone so far as to invest nearly $10 million (160 million Kc() for three
trams from the Czech Republic. But there's a hitch. Although the trams,
or streetcars, were bought three years ago, the track on which the trams
will run has yet to be built in the U.S. capital.
This foreign report highlights the incompetence and dithering endemic to
the "democratic" process of the U.S. legislature. They can vote to spend
other people's money but can't stop dithering over where to put the
rails in "their" district of Columbia.
Despite the "fuel" (fool?) crisis, I suspect that the trams will be
rusting away for years before any rails are laid.
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