There is a certain happiness sighted when your bus comes along. It is of course a small specialized form of happiness and will never be a great thing.

-Richard Brautigan, The Old Bus

Friday, April 17, 2009

Doubting barbers in the park-and-ride lots

On Thursday, the Financial Advisory Panel working on Sacramento Regional Transit's 30-year TransitAction master plan held a public hearing in the Sacramento Area Council of Governments board room. Among the speakers was Alan Wulkan, a consultant who has been in the forefront of transit system development for more than 30 years.

His presentation below opens with the story of his barber, a guy you'll recognize instantly.

After Wulkan and the other speakers finished, the session was open for questions. I put on my best immitation of Wulkan's barber, and in response RT General Manager Mike Wiley and Wulkan put me in my place.

The committee's draft report is available here.

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