I’ve been trying to get my head around the history of Austin’s Metrorail and this paragraph from 2000 by the Austin Chronicle’s Mike Clark-Madison struck me as particularly adult:

Anyone who votes for (against) rail because it can (can’t) clear today’s traffic jams off I-35 is a sucker. Transportation investments are like fruit trees. You plant them for your grandchildren. Austin is a big city. Big cities have traffic. Deal with it the old-fashioned way. Find alternate routes. Shop elsewhere. Work at home. Move closer to your job. Take charge.

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