Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on May 15th, 2009 at 9:54 am
“Don’t you wish there were a place where you could just vent all your transportation troubles? Well, the wait is over. Let it all out and take action.”
According to E-advocacy Coordinator Stephen Davis, the core purpose of the site is to share and read awful commute stories and then contact Congress to urge them to improve the system (there’s also a section for good commute stories, but ranting is where the passion is).
T4 America is currently on the front lines of a battle to lobby Congress to create a more balanced national transportation system as they work to allocate hundreds of billions of dollars in the upcoming re-write of the Transportation Bill.
Here’s more about the site:
“…you can get in touch with Congress, vent your daily frustrations, upload photos and video, read and rate the stories of other troubled commuters, and learn more about how the transportation policy they cook up in Washington affects the lives of so many millions of people, whether they drive, ride, or walk their way to work, school, appointments, and life.
…How about we make sure transportation actually makes sense for a change? Every six years, Congress sets new transportation priorities, targeting billions of dollars that will shape our communities for generations. Now’s our chance to make sure they finally get it right.”
If you’re on Twitter, you can tweet stories directly to the site with #mycommutesucks and you can follow @mycommutesucks.
I wonder if this could backfire. What if a ton of people, tired of sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic, clamor for more and wider highways?
Share your stories and take action at MyCommuteSucks.org.