(Source: forbes.com) What’s one thing you were sure would happen, but didn’t?

I thought we would have a more sophisticated infrastructure in regards to transport elegance. That promise was unfunded by the vast transfer of monies to social services, pandering to the currently fashionable political voter base, both ethnic and moralistic.

Air travel became cheaper for the consumer, but the control infrastructure was unfunded by shifting funding from upgrades to lesser, but more insistently promoted federal schemes.

The vehicles we drive are vastly more expensive than 25 or 30 years ago, even considering the insidious devaluation of the dollar. We pay for ’safety’ advancements that are expensive to design and incorporate at the insistence of government advisory groups with a minimal knowledge of engineering possibilities and zero appreciation of risk assessment.

I expected an integrated transport network across this country. Instead, we have a convoluted m√©lange of ‘go to’ choices that do not connect with each other, prompting the continued favoritism of the private automobile over so-called ‘mass transit.’

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