Monday, May 04, 2020
TKC TOLD YOU SO!!! SURVEY SEYZ CORONAVIRUS KILLS PUBLIC TRANSIT!!! STUDY REVEALS TECH RIDE SHARE, FREEBIE BUS & STREETCAR DOOMED!!!
Hipsters and the so-called "creative class" always spoke fondly of the "disruptor" in the world of biz because they believed they were on the right side of the new tech economy equation. Now, the pandemic has changed the rules and become a disruptive force; shifting global financial markets in a manner far more transformative than a nifty phone app.
Here's proof . . .
Car & Driver: Transportation Isn’t Going to Be the Same after Pandemic
"People are going to be walking away in droves from Uber, Lyft, and public transit after the pandemic, IBM found in a study of 14,000 people."
To wit . . .
DISPUTE THE DATA ABOUT PANDEMIC FEAR OF PUBLIC TRANSIT BUT PLEASE BRING YOU'RE OWN EVIDENCE TO BACK UP SUPPORT FOR THE FREE BUS, TOY TRAINS AND SKETCHY RIDE SHARE!!!
Let's not forget that we're seeing a local confirmation of the newfound aversion to public transit given the confirmed 57.81% decline in streetcar ridership in March.
So far what we've seen from transit activists is nothing but online bullying, a rigid adherence to tech boom economy talking points and a refusal to admit that the pandemic has fundamentally changed the economy and how people will do business in the foreseeable future.
You decide . . .