You Can’t Get There From Here No More
Leadership in government is about setting priorities. The front page of the Sunday Waterbury Republican and American yesterday said ” Evening buses in Jeopardy”, officials scrambling before federal funds run out.
A very successful pilot program paid for by the federal government over the last 3 years provided bus service in the evening in Waterbury for students at the community college and workers to get to the night shift. Now of course the money has run out and may not be funded again. Imagine how all these riders will feel as they watch the grand opening of the “magic bus ” from New Britain to Hartford next year and they may not have bus service to get to school or work.
Yes, leadership is about setting priorities and the ” magic bus” at $567 million will prove to be the biggest blunder of the century, costing a lot of other transportation services across the state , I bet more students and workers will use the evening buses in Waterbury than will ever use the “magic bus”.
You can’t make this stuff up.