Originally Posted by Cro Burnham
Check out this map of the South Jersey rail transit back in the day . . . . amazing.
It's hard fathom how much better this country could have been than it actually is had we not systematically destroyed trillions of dollars of value in our cities and transit systems . . . so we could have tract housing, muscle cars, mcdonald's, and strip shopping.
Not only that, but think of how much hang-wringing over traffic on the weekends in the summer there is. Some of those lines go right to those towns.
It's so easy to think you're in the middle of nowhere when you're driving around the middle of the state (I mean, you are), but then you see things like this and you think hell, they had this all figured out decades ago and then just decided "nah, forget society". It really depresses me, heh.