Via A Fine New Guide for Transit Activists on the Human Transit blog:

US transit agencies are less powerful than they appear and are often not the source of the biggest problems. Much of what they do is defined by their poverty and by the great mass of regulations and labor contracts that form the boundaries of their world.

In Richmond, I know we want to blame GRTC for this, that, and the other, but here’s the reality: We’ll never have the humane and just transit system we deserve until the region starts paying for it.