Tuesday, July 27, 2004
From Boston, but probably not the kind of thing the Dems want to shout from the rooftops. From http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/cullinan200407271222.asp comes this:
Boston, Mass — On Monday, day one of the Democratic Convention, Bostonians voted with their feet and stayed away from their city in droves.
That's why the long-expected commuter nightmare failed to materialize. To take just one example, officials estimate that commuter-rail ridership from the northern suburbs (normally 24,000 per day) fell by 60 to 70 percent. And road traffic by all accounts was off by orders of magnitude.
I don't think they get that kind of drop in commuter traffic in a three-foot blizzard! Although, as snow jobs go, this convention must be a record-setter.