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Saturday, April 07, 2007

Nothing he writes can be trusted

Ah. Ken Avidor the Minnesota anti-PRT propagandist. Are we ready to laugh?

In the recent post where he came up with his new Talking Point -- "the so-called PRT system that breaks down half the time" (See his sweeping generalization, 4/5) -- Avidor reported the following about the Morgantown PRT:

Recently a snowstorm shut down the PRT and buses has [sic] to shuttle the students around. Source
(congrats, by the way, on spelling "buses" correctly -- don't ever say I never said anything nice)

This is in line with his longstanding Talking Point that PRT can't operate in snow.

I've long since given up believing even the smallest thing he writes, so of course I checked the reference. What I found in the WVU Daily Athenaeum was this:
A car slid into a utility pole causing a large power outage on the Evansdale campus and in Westover, said Bob Roberts, WVU chief of Public Safety and Transportation.

The accident occurred around 8:30 a.m. and knocked power out for about an hour and a half, he said.

Generators kept many of the buildings in power, Lofstead said.

''I am sure some professors let classes out because they were in the dark,'' she said.

The power outage also shut down the PRT, Roberts said. That meant buses had to run the usual PRT routes, he said. Source

The PRT shut down in the snow, but not because of the snow.

Hey Avidor -- that's some really "accurate" "reporting" you've done there, you've really outdone yourself! What a great TC Daily Planet Transportation Editor you are, they must be so proud!

Sort of related: Rain shuts down New York trains (8/8)

Ken Avidor is the lowest selling type of Girl Scout Cookie

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