A 40% funding cut to bus services in Naples, Italy had predictable results: Bus Service Grinds to Halt as Tanks Run Dry
Bus service in the southern Italian city of Naples has ground to a halt after the city transport company ran out of money for fuel."Services Not Guaranteed"
Valeria Peti, of the ANM transport company, says only 30 of the usual 300 buses left the depot Wednesday morning, and they all had to return before their tanks ran dry.
Naples' municipal services have been in the news before, most notably when mountains of garbage have piled up. Peti says in this case, the company that provides gas for city buses refused to replenish them without payment guarantees.
ANM says government funding for Naples' bus service has been cut by 40 percent.
Here is the public service announcement as described in Bus Operator Runs Out of Fuel.
"Due to a lack of fuel our services are not guaranteed," transport operator ANM announced on its website and at bus stops around the city, enraging commuters.
Mike "Mish" Shedlock