In fact any and every discussion of public transportation is met by talk radio shock jocks with disdain, horror and digust using any and every excuse they can think of to rile up the public and create a "movement" against ALL proposals to expand the availability and use of public transit in Milwaukee.
I've been wracking my brain trying to figure out why it freaks these guys (and they are ALL guys) out so much and then it hit me...
If everyone's on a train, bus, streetcar, etc..., who's gonna be left to listen to these guys in their cars on the way to work in the morning?
Their listenership will go down. Advertising will go down. Most scary is their INFLUENCE over the thoughts and politics of the Milwaukee public will plummet. Their opinions will become moot points. Their entire livelihood is in jeopardy!
Milwaukee talk radio is against public transportation because it is in direct conflict with their BUSINESS interest. They should do a public disclosure every time they decide to bash it.
But if they did that, why would you need a blogosphere?