Thursday, January 01, 2009

Albany: DWI and Mass Transit

Here's an article in the Times Union. Albany County couldn't get a program together to provide free bus rides home for New Years Eve drinkers. For various reasons we ended up with nothing at all.

Government is just fine at getting the arrest and prosecution programs together. Prevention must be too difficult.

I wrote an article about the policy choice between mass transit versus DUI enforcement just a few days ago. Albany's failure to manage a one-shot kludge shows how far we have to go.

David Soares deserves credit for trying to save it. I could say "too little, too late," but that's not fair. This isn't the DA's job. Not really the Sheriff's either. In a state and country that are increasingly run from the top down, it falls to the state and federal governments.

1 comment:

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