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Austin, TX Cap Metro trains run almost completely empty always, corruption for Federal money.
First hand testimony | 8 August 2020 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin

Posted on 08/08/2020 4:50:25 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

The Capital Metro (Cap Metro) trains in Austin, TX run without passengers, not a single one, almost every day during the weekday. This is first hand witness knowledge over a several month period. The drivers of those trains must have one of the best jobs in the world, with high pay, health benefits and retirement, etc. and almost never a passenger with whom they have to interact.

I asked someone knowledgeable in Austin why this his happening and that person told me it is because they are receiving millions in Federal money for the trains. The thought then came, "Are they doing this in many cities just to get Federal funds?" And, where is all of that money going? Is that money being used to fund BLM and/or Anti-fa? Why is the media not reporting this?


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Education; Local News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: austin; cap; empty; fraud; metro; texas; texasping; trains
The train passes by an office building where a LOT of people work and also have confirmed eyewitness statements from them that the train has NO passengers day after day. Absolutely blew my mind. The man who told me this KNOWS what is going on and I can't give the source or it would cost him his job. Why won't the media do the correct type of reporting. Why???
1 posted on 08/08/2020 4:50:25 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Cue up the Casablanca video. Was bill richardson a consultant on the project since the NM rail runner was such an overwhelming success between ABQ and Santa Fe?


2 posted on 08/08/2020 4:55:55 PM PDT by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

So why aren’t citizens of Austin using the train?


3 posted on 08/08/2020 5:01:19 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Because Austin isn’t NY or other rat warrens.


4 posted on 08/08/2020 5:03:08 PM PDT by ChuckHam
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To: MinorityRepublican
So why aren’t citizens of Austin using the train?

I have no clue. No media in Austin will report on it. The fare is supposed to be REAL inexpensive, from what I have been told. Someone needs to look into it. Don't know why this hasn't been done yet, except that the city is getting millions in Federal money and would probably squash whoever reports it. It is more important to lie about Garrett Foster than to report about an actual crime.

5 posted on 08/08/2020 5:03:26 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Need to ping FReepers in Texas who can tell us the story in Austin.


6 posted on 08/08/2020 5:05:30 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Because trains are germ infested annoyances is my guess.


7 posted on 08/08/2020 5:05:51 PM PDT by Phillyred (Kieran Hussie)
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To: MinorityRepublican

How do I do that?


8 posted on 08/08/2020 5:10:16 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

the RATS here whined that there is no mass transit in the county

so millions was spent for EMPTY buses yo run all day, it’d be cheaper to give FREE taxi rides than having empty buses.

wait we don’t have taxi’s...


9 posted on 08/08/2020 5:21:06 PM PDT by Chode (Send bachelors and come heavily armed.)
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To: Phillyred

Because trains are germ infested annoyances is my guess.

Probably not, if no one was riding in them.


10 posted on 08/08/2020 5:23:15 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Does anyone know of any Democrat, who does the right thing for America/Americans today?)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Same reasons people don’t ride the Metro in Houston. In the first place they go where government wants them to go which means campaign donors use their influence to get routes and stops to their advantage. Where does all that sales tax money go? At the other end of the economic spectrum, the people who use them are not the people one would necessarily want their family to be around. Then there is the weather factor, hot and humid 4 block walks to one’s destination after the ride, or rain. Now you got the COVID. Oh yeah, have you ever seen a police officer actually on the bus with you and those thugs in the back. And you can’t carry legally on them. What could possibly go wrong?


11 posted on 08/08/2020 5:29:53 PM PDT by dblshot (RActually Texas City)
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To: MinorityRepublican
"So why aren't citizens of Austin..."

Because Texans like to drive.

12 posted on 08/08/2020 5:37:18 PM PDT by Deaf Smith (When a Texan takes his chances, chances will be taken that's for sure)
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Because Texans like to drive.

I wouldn't call those carpetbaggers in Austin Texans, would you?

13 posted on 08/08/2020 5:42:18 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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Unfortunately, the carpet baggers are Texans.

But not native.

"If you fled your failed state for economic opportunities in Texas, do not vote your failed state ways."

14 posted on 08/08/2020 6:09:19 PM PDT by Deaf Smith (When a Texan takes his chances, chances will be taken that's for sure)
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Unfortunately, the carpet baggers are Texans. But not native.

Sorry, but no one can call themself a Texan unless they are 5th Generation.

Everyone else is a carpetbagger.

15 posted on 08/08/2020 6:15:40 PM PDT by beancounter13
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To: beancounter13

I’ve got an aunt in San Antonio who could have joined the DAR if she cared to—but she joined the DRT instead. She’s an old salt. Love that woman.


16 posted on 08/08/2020 7:41:06 PM PDT by ckilmer
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Same thing in San Jose, empty trains...always.
We have a nickname for them...’The shame train’.


17 posted on 08/08/2020 8:45:45 PM PDT by glasseye ("A policeman's job is only easy in a police state." Orson Welles)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Socialism and totalitarianism relies on Planners. They plan based upon what should-be. People should live in urban hi-rises. They should not drive dirty cars. So Planners like Mass Transit and socialist government agency groups pay for it. Don’t you want the money and jobs?

They are designed to ferry the disadvantaged from their homes to jobs they don’t have at work places that don’t exist. Of course they run empty. Druggies that don’t pay ride these in Phoenix. Other cities that didn’t need them are stuck with them too. Allows “housing” outside the inner city.

Planners are great. Socialism is great.


18 posted on 08/08/2020 9:10:07 PM PDT by KC Burke (If all the world is a stage, I would like to request my lighting be adjusted.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

You don’t get it. The train SENDS A MESSAGE when it runs (with or without passengers). It says that Austin cares so much about the environment that they’re willing to build a massively expensive train system to GET PEOPLE OUT OF THEIR CARS.

Is it really your their fault that some people just ‘don’t get it’?


19 posted on 08/09/2020 6:14:43 AM PDT by BobL (I shop at Walmart and eat at McDonald's, I just don't tell anyone, like most here)
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To: dblshot

Light rail in Houston goes from nowhere to nowhere. And it was built to wreck into cars to get them off the road.


20 posted on 08/10/2020 11:06:28 AM PDT by Texas resident (Remember in November)
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