Dear Editor: At the May 11th Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) session chaired by the befuddled and unprofessional RFTA Chairman George Newman, RFTA CEO Dan Blankenship brought up the subject of adding electric buses to the bus fleet.
The RFTA board is going to be electrified when it members find out the major player in manufacturing and selling electric buses is in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and that’s where the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority has ordered its electric buses from.
No one asked where and who manufactures electric buses.
I raised my hand just before the discuss (sic) went to a vote of the board members to give some important enlightenment, but smug Newman ignore me as he shafted his fellow board member Snowmass Village Mayor Markey Butler who expressed major reluctance.
Made in China, the PRC. China electric buses for RFTA coming to your bus stop soon?
Here is the low down. How do I know? Many uppity, stuck up ignorant have heard and read about my involvement in a Rockefeller Group called the Asia Society, but discount yours truly. Stupid people and the ill-informed are coo coo.
Now here’s the 411.
Asia Society Southern California Board Member Ms. Stella Li is president of BYD Motors Inc. which is headquartered in Los Angeles and manufactures in Palmdale, California with oodles of megabucks support from the State of California.
This is how you get California made electric buses and a Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority contract besides hundreds of American jobs created.
BYD Motors’ parent company is multinational BYD Company Limited headquartered in the PRC. It is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Guess what? Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway owns around 10 percent of BYD Company Limited.
Are you ready to attend my next lecture? It’s not for dummies. The master has spoken.
Emzy Veazy III