Wednesday, July 18, 2012

County Board Imposes Massive Censorship on Pike Bus Alternatives Information

Hello, Yupette,

I tried to find information about articulated buses, double deck buses, hybrid city buses and other rubber-tired transit buses that the County is supposed to be evaluating for service on the Pike. Information about anything except streetcars has been totally censored by the County Board. The Columbia Pike Library had no information when I visited last week.

Appears that the news media and blogs (except for your blog) have also been threatened in various ways. That's what one person who works for the for-profit blogs told me when I called to ask why no information about articulated or double deck buses has ever appeared on the blog.

It's totally unacceptable for us to be stuck with a $200 million transit system where the streetcars will sit for days on the Pike if the power goes out for days. We can have a great bus system on the Pike for much much less.

Thanks for your blog.

Pike Rider

23 Comments:

At 18 July, 2012 , Anonymous Scrap the Streetcar said...

Seen the Clarendon Patch lately? Crime stories and dog stories. Worse than my high school newspaper 10 years ago where there was reporting about alternatives to the diesel school buses then in service.

 
At 18 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I called the Library Administration number and spoke with the Library System's public information specialist about Pike residents obtaining information about Pike transit options and he told me to call WMATA.

 
At 18 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about Arl Now? Two thirds of those who post comments live in or work in the B-R corridor, either planning the next mixed use redevelopment at 2100 or partying in a mixed use redevelopment where they live.

 
At 18 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then there's $ara$ota $cott McCaffrey. ;~}

 
At 18 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Arlington Library System has become a middle school experience - for adults.

 
At 18 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean $ara$ota $cott Moneycaffrey?

 
At 18 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Top three priorities of the local media (including the Post) are advertising $, advertising $$, and advertising $$$.

 
At 18 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, what have AVN and AIM produced and posted recently? More trivia and drivel supporting the County Board's recreation, sports, and entertainment agenda.

 
At 18 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agenda? Check out the County Board's 'Christmas in July' consent agenda fro July 21st.

 
At 18 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about "We will tell our corporate cronies never to advertise on your blog again"?

 
At 18 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

AVN is Zimmerman's propaganda channel.

 
At 18 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the pay off for Jay's domestic partner's corporate consulting firm from the next County Board meeting?

 
At 19 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many millions are we paying for a 'public information' office in the county manager's office?

 
At 19 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arlington Mercury is apparently another member of the "Gimme Group" of Arlington non-profits.

 
At 19 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, Mike Nardozimmy recently joined Mercury as a 'pro-development facilitator'.

 
At 19 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arlington Mercury is another shill-for-the-status-quo media outlet, operating as a another needy non-profit.

 
At 19 July, 2012 , Anonymous Cathy said...

Don't know if the Mercury is non-profit. Mercury IS looking for advertising. Can't afford to rock the boat. BTW, Steve Thurston teaches journalism in Maryland.

I see him taking voluminous notes on a tablet at public meetings but nothing is ever published about the meetings.

 
At 19 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are paying at least $2 million a year for the PR Machine in the County Manager's office - including AVN. Many County departments have one or more PR people on-staff.

 
At 19 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Know the media outlet that's truly shameful, it's Washington Post. Cost of the newspaper is up to a dollar weekdays and the Metro Section is worse than ever.

 
At 19 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the Clarendon Dog Patch? Is there any pet County Board special interest Jason Spencer doesn't like?

 
At 19 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never mind high school journalism the local media are middle school journalism at its worst.

Haven't you yet realized? Arlington is a big middle school and we're treated like 13-year olds by Mother Mary and pretty much everyone else in county government.

 
At 19 July, 2012 , Anonymous Jeff said...

Right on to that !!!!!!

 
At 19 July, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Steve, if you cooperate with us we'll be sure to ask our corporate cronies to consider advertising on your blog".

 

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