Jews and Transit: "Like a Bagel and Schmeer"

Joel Epstein at the Jewish Journal argues that Jews should support mass transit measures, and the 30/10 plan in particular. "Without 30/10, I fear my kids may be sitting shiva for me before I ride the Subway to the Sea," he writes.

Epstein says that there is a divide among Jews on mass transit depending on where they live in the big metropolis:

"Jews are, of course, of different minds when it comes to mass transit and much of that has to do with geography and one's connection to Los Angeles as a genuine city. If you live in the hills and don't work in one of the city's half-dozen downtowns, you may have a hard time seeing mass transit as anything other than a nuisance as you crawl along the freeway. The native versus transplant issue also figures in, as does one's age and association with buses and trains in Los Angeles and other cities. And that's to say nothing of our two Jews, three views perspective on taxes, congestion, and the construction and business disruption that inevitably accompanies the building of mass transit."

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