Re: New Orleans and evacuating the carless
- No, the public transit buses were NOT used to evacuate the non-drivers.
I was monitoring a political website that was following developments in
New Orleans, and someone reported at that the bus system had been shut
down at 6PM Sunday. Just shut down, not used to transport people out of
the city. Furthermore, I saw a news photo of a parking lot full of
school buses submerged up to their windows.
This was just another example of the incredibly bad planning that went
into preparations for the hurricane. If they had used the transit buses
and the school buses to take people out of the city, they would have
saved countless lives and would have dozens, maybe hundreds of intact