Monday, August 10, 2009

Mineta International: Best at what?

San Jose's airport was recently named the airport of the year. Yes, you heard that right. If you've ever had the misfortune to have to use that airport, you may be confused as to how that never ending construction zone, where the roads are never configured the same way twice in a row, could possibly win anything that isn't a boobie prize. If you read the article, the reason becomes obvious: they didn't ask the passengers. They asked the pilots. It's a little like asking the bus drivers' union to name the route of the year.

Mineta International is a fitting tribute to our former congressman: provincial, backwards, and perpetually being reconstructed. Quite honestly, the best reason to stay alive is to see which transportation boondoggle gets finished first: BART to San Jose or the Airport.

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