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Old 01-25-2016, 11:44 AM   #1128
glatt
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Arlington, VA
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As I gaze out my window at our still unplowed street, it occurs to me that Arlington Virginia needs more plows and drivers at times like these. But it's such a rare event, it would be silly to always have those plows on hand, sitting idle.

What if there was an Uber for plows? There are surely lots of plows in, I don't know, Pittsburgh, for example, sitting idle right now. They have wheels. Why don't they drive here and plow my street? Why doesn't some company form an Uber-like service for plows, and the various local municipalities subscribe to that service so they can pay a little extra for temporary extra plow capacity?

During power outages, you hear of linemen coming in from out of state to help out. Those are private companies though.
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