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Saturday, 3 September 2005
Bus Drivers Go To Work
The image of hundreds maybe thousands of buses
sitting in flooded areas that could have been used in the New Orleans evacuation continues to prey on my mind.

In my last post, I suggested that all of us need to see that the Local Authorities in our own communities do not do something SO pathetic, if it is US who need to be evacuated.

Still there is a truism about dealing with City Hall and I do not have to repeat it, we all know it.

So let's take this down one more notch closer to us.

School boards. Yes that is who we can contact. Schools use buses on a daily basis, these buses go to the same places everyday. Where they go is derived by the population of the area and everyone knows where the local schools are don't they.

In Captain's Quarters I read the following.

"Because a rapid organization of so many buses would have been impractical,"

I had already compiled the basic ideas for this essay, but reading that made me see red. Confirmed in my mind the basic tunnel vision we face with the bureaucracy.

Let me repeat it.

Because a rapid organization of so many buses would have been impractical,

Now somebody explain to me what is so difficult about have school buses go to the SAME PLACES that they go to EVERY DAY they run?

What is so difficult about telling people in an Emergency, "Go to the nearest School, Buses will be there to evacuate you."

Is there something I am overlooking here? Some facet that I just don't see?

Or are Bureaucrats really as STUPID as I think they are?
After thought Some people may be a fair distance from the Evacuation Points. What about them? You run the City Buses on their regular routes. That is how those without cars get around normally, most know where the local schools are, ALL know where the nearest Bus Stop is.

The simplicity is ALL the means are already in place and the Bus Drivers will be doing the same thing that they normally do when working.
In my next post I will take evacuation one more notch down to the neighborhood level and Libertarian voluntary associations.


Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 10:21 PM CDT
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Updated: Saturday, 3 September 2005 11:05 PM CDT

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