Friday, March 12

Bureaucracy. Why do we still have toll collectors on highways? Hasn't anyone done the math on costs of toll collectors vs. the easy pass systems and figured out a way to get everyone to have a pass? Why don't they sell them at the tollbooths for $20 with $20 preloaded and automatic credit card reload via a (toll-free :) phone call and internet site? And if I were king for a day, I'd make a law that in the meantime when we still have stupid toll booths, they would be required to be open and free each time there are seven or more cars in line, to avoid wait time pollution, frustration and wage and family time loss.

Acela Express. I've been taking the Acela Express between Boston and New York a lot this year. This is another rediculous bureaucracy. Why do our taxes pay for this luxury? Why are their so many empty seats and so many extra employees (not sure how high paid) standing around talking all the time? I'm told it is much lighter load everywhere else in the country, but politicians keep it running through their states. I do like the Acela a lot, although I'm also stunned it does not have internet connectivity yet.
7:11 AM; digg


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