Georgia Tea Party argues that a light rail system will be a national security risk:
“If anyone doesn’t believe me — England and Spain. Now, if we have a more decentralized mass transit system using buses, if the terrorists blow up a single bus, we can work around that. When they blow up a rail, that just brings the system to a grinding halt. So how much security are we going to have on this rail system, and how much will it cost?”
This just has to be a sign of how weirdly enmeshed in culture war politics American transportation policy has become, right? Even in the Georgia Tea Party people must understand that terrorists detonate a bomb that blows up a section of the Downtown Connector freeway that’ll be a huge problem for automobile traffic and bring the system to a grinding halt, right?