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Apr 04 2017

Seattle’s Bike Share Program Goes Belly Up After Wasting $Millions

Moonbats, prepare yourselves for heartbreak. Seattle’s bike share program has passed away:

The program, known as “Pronto,” was launched in October 2014, costing $4.4 million (including $1.75 million in state and federal taxpayers’ money). From the start, there was fanfare and hype, with promises of widespread use of the bike sharing program — despite our hills and rainy weather.

When Pronto ridership proved to be far below projections, Transportation Director Scott Kubly urged the city to take over the program. So the city council voted to buy Pronto, wasting another $1.4 million of the people’s money. For a year, under city ownership, the program continued to fail.

Where you have moronic programs run by a bloated government, you have corruption. Turns out Kubly used to be the president of the company that operated Pronto. He was fined $10,000 for this ethics violation. No worries though; he can afford it, since he still has his cushy government job.

Now, the Seattle DOT will spend the next two weeks dismantling the 54 bike sharing stations. The program’s 500 bicycles? They might be sold at a loss to another city, but so far, no takers.

With the free market, ideas have to be sensible or it is difficult to raise the money to implement them. With Big Government, ideas only have to be moonbatty. When they fail, taxpayers are forced to pick up the tab.

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More failed government moonbattery.

On a tip from Becky in Washington.



  • KirklesWorth

    I was going to share this on Facebook but the source website locks down copy-and-paste. Did you re-type that section of their article Dave, or did you screen scrape it?

  • Hungjumper

    Sounds like the million dollar Enviro-crappers they installed to keep the bums from pooping in public. Pimps & hookers took ‘um over to use as “business facilities”.

    They sold them on Ebay for pennies on the dollar.

  • <-I get paid over $87 per hour working from home with 2 kids at home. My closest friend brings in over 10k a month doing this although I never thought I'd be able to do it and she convinced me to try. The possible with this is endless. Here’s what I've been doing ………….. http://t2po.com/1pY

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  • I did a Control-U and copied from the source code.

  • grayjohn

    Moonbats always fail, and are always wrong and are always expensive.

  • 762×51

    My how times have changed. Why it seems like only yesterday it was illegal to steal millions of dollars from almost anyone.

    I’ll gladly pay you $10k Tuesday for a $1M today.

    Going way out on a limb here, was Kubly a Demhiroid?

  • KirklesWorth

    Nice. I’m not into going into source unless it’s really important.

  • Rotohammer

    OMG, you rent the helmet, too? Ew.

  • Rock ThisTown

    OK, so we pay taxes in order for government to provide services (police, fire, trash p/u, sewer systems, roads, bridges, schools, public transportation, etc) & government (state & fed) then turns around & spends our tax dollars to provide a product (bike/helmet) for which we have to pay (again!) to rent & and now the program fails (how does a company that gets all the money it needs to start go bankrupt?) and then sells out to another government (city), all the while the company operating the program is being run (into the ground, I might add) by a city insider. And the city insider gets fined a measly $10K for costing taxpayers millions? Yeah, that seems legit.

    Hmmm . . . if we could only piece together the mystery of our $20 trillion federal debt.

  • RazorX

    LOL…I love it when the green weenies fall flat on their face…

  • Kevin R.

    They’ll come up with something else. How about skateboard rentals?

  • rosetta_stoned

    Yeah. Except for when they use our money to do so.

  • bobdog19006

    Chicago has a similar and spectacularly stupid Divvy Bike program, while the city bleeds out. Looks like the same salesman showed up in both cities.

    Taxpayers and their money are soon parted when liberals are in charge.

  • Sufferfortribe

    Just like all the bike lanes out here…..that nobody uses.

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  • 762×51

    How many tricks per hour do you have to turn to get $97?

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