Sunday, September 14, 2008

More Information Please

Short snippets like this drive me crazy. What is the $19.6 million dollars for? Is it all for engineering the light rail line? Is some of it for ROW preservation? If only for engineering why so much or so little? Is this the reason newspapers are dying a slow painful death?

4 comments:

Jason said...

Here is Con. Matheson's PR:

http://matheson.house.gov/press2008/pr_080911.shtml

"Matheson said the funds are to reimburse UTA for the final design and construction start of the 10.6 mile Mid-Jordan Light rail line."

Not sure how much more informative that is...

Pantograph Trolleypole said...

I have a feeling there is money to be made as a transit based associated press.

Duncan Watson said...

I have to agree with you. It sure would be nice if a journalist made some follow-up calls to pin it down. This is poor information even for a press release.

Morgan Wick said...

This is where bloggers could really shine if they really wanted to show something to the "MSM". Should we complain to both the people who put out the original PR and the paper?