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This article has more to do with shifting immediate energy priorities than AC Transit. Once again Mr. Gammon's bias against AC Transit comes through.
AC Transit's venture into hydrogen technology should be seen as a pioneering effort on the applicability of alternative fuels not a boondoggle. If it were not for AC Transit taking the lead in the applications of hydrogen fuels, our nation would be behind the curve ball for many years.
Given the operational experiences, AC Transit provided valuable information for further devlopment and improvements in the use of alternative energy.
Keep in mind that the Wright Brothers conducted 700 glider flights and crashes before thier historical powered flight. Or that Thomas Edison failed 6000 times before perfecting the first electric light bulb.
If Mr. Gammon were to have lived 100 years ago, he would have reported the Wright Brothers and Thomas Edison as failues.
Nothing ventured, nothing learned.
If not, we will be come a nation whose motto would be "why bother".
The article omitted the fact that the State has taken away the STA funds for all transit agencies in the State. Every transit agency is now in the same situation as AC Transit regrardless of capital purchases or not.
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