Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Inaguration Sinkhole

Looks like the news is on hold, at least anything I would find interesting enough to post on at great length. At least Governor Rick Perry is kind enough to let locals vote on taxing themselves for a North Texas rail network. Thank you oh benevolent 38%er. Seems like there are a few (at least 2 as of today) of those low marks in Texas these days. Who wants LBJ and the Great Society Subway idea back?

3 comments:

Steven said...

No comment from you about Obama mentioning cars and highways in his speech and not rails? Or did I miss it?

njh said...

Hamburg just approved their first tram line. They plan to have it running by 2014 - yep, from conception to implementation in 5 years. (LA Subway, *cough*)

Any idea why the US can't build public transport? (sure, it's a terrible waste of my gas tax etc, but once you start a project, it's usually much cheaper to finish it) Is it corruption or incompetence do you think?

Pantograph Trolleypole said...

I think its because its been so long since we actually built transit that we don't know how to do it fast anymore.