I can remember our Weekly Readers in grade school often including a story about what we might expect in the future and every now and then there would be a story on flying cars. These would be quite common the story would go. You drive along and come across a jam, open up the roof of the car and helicopter type blades would raise up and you'd soar above the problem. Well, we could sure use these now as MoDOT closes part of the Poplar and IDOT for some stupid reason has decided it will close the MLK.
It must be going to be a really bad westbound trip into St. Louis for a year if even MoDOT was quoted this morning as saying there will be "significant backups". While listening to the news this morning the reporter was giving MoDOT's ideas for alternate routes...MLK, Eades, Musial-Veterans, JB, blah blah. Right, take those if you can even get to them, the jams will begin long before them. And then this: "you might seriously consider transit."
Yeah right. Transit. How many people have convenient transit stops to where they're going in Missouri? I suppose you could take Metro Link across the river somewhere and then get on a bus to take you sort of near where you need to go, but the time spent will probably be as long as the traffic jam.
I'm wondering how far you could travel with a jet pack.