Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Statesman Road Block

Here's the obstructionist Statesman with lots of reasons for delay, yet no solutions of their own. I bet they don't even understand why light rail is important. You know, that whole thing about changing development patterns to reduce VMT, and reducing operating costs and increasing capacity on key corridors. They'll just be happy driving their cars to work on Congress Avenue. It's important to worry about costs, but they've been saying let's wait for as long as I can remember. It's no surprise either that the front page looks like this when you type in the URL.


AJ said...

www.prismnet.com/~mdahmus/blog/ is a good point to read more about this sort of thing. He's got good insight.

One primary thing that should be noted about Austin is that they're just now using localized taxation areas for improvements, so it'll be a hard sell telling people they're getting this for much cheaper than they thought.

I like to mention to people that I don't pay a dime and probably won't pay a dime for the Seattle Streetcar's construction.

M1EK said...

Thanks, aj, Jeff already knew the blog - he's one of my four dedicated readers ;+)

Please don't use the prismnet address - that's quite old and probably doesn't even work now. No new posts there for years.



Pantograph Trolleypole said...

Heh. I've been reading M1ek's blog and arguing back and forth with him for about 3+ years now. Dang its been a long time.

Susan said...

Geez, the comments there are embarrassing.

Pantograph Trolleypole said...

It gets pretty messy in there for sure