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Air district officials tout transit as Spare the Air season starts

Original post made on Apr 28, 2015

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced the official start of this year's Spare the Air summer season Monday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 10:45 AM

Comments (3)

Posted by Doug Pearson
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Apr 28, 2015 at 5:37 pm

I applaud any effort to reduce pollution, especially CO2 pollution. Having said that, some efforts are more cost effective than others; some efforts are easier for the general population to adopt than others.

BAAQMD is trying to reduce pollution by regulation, since they don't have enough money to pay for it. Their effort is therefore cost effective. It's also easier for the general population to adopt because their employers (who might not like it at all) are paying for (at least) part of the cost of using transit. And, to the extent that using transit means the employee can sell one of his/her cars and save big bucks, transit could even be money in the bank for the employee.

Posted by Because of VTA
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Apr 28, 2015 at 5:44 pm

I guess we'll all just look the other way when ECR is at a standstill with cars dumping out piles of CO2 each and every day...far more than now, because of VTA.
It will take many many years for people to give up their cars to make a difference in traffic if it ever happens at all! Until then, we will choke on noxious stagnant summer exhaust as do all our downwind neighboring cities, and it may never end until combustion engines do. The traffic wile electric, will still be stagnant.
Because of VTA

Posted by Link
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 28, 2015 at 5:47 pm looks like a dead link but works

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