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Documentary on the degradation of American city public transportation

  • 23-08-2012 2:26am
    Registered Users Posts: 153 ✭✭ Overthrow

    Thought some people here might be interested in the below documentary about the automobile industry's efforts to diminish the American urban public transportation systems, specifically the street cars, to make cars the dominant mode of transport.

    Haven't watched the full thing yet so I'm not sure how good it is, but from what I did watch it seemed interesting in any case.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 367 ✭✭ The Idyll Race

    The oil, tyre and motor industry had a vested interest in killing off the streetcars and. basically, that's what happened.

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 4,405 Mod ✭✭✭✭ spacetweek

    Things have improved a fair bit in the States since 1996 in this respect.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 367 ✭✭ The Idyll Race

    Yes, but in the teeth of opposition from motor industry funded thinktanks that seek to influence public opinion. The Pu bl ic Pu rp ose for example.