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why not just get started on the streetcar network?
I rode a bus through their light rail tunnel in downtown Seattle a few months ago and because it was my first time, I was nervous and excited. I think it'd be great to utilize the same road for multiple forms of traffic. As one who mostly bikes to get around town (always obeying the rules of the road-am I the only one?) I already do this!
This story just happen? Was this news? Is there any reference to who these "urban planners" are?
This article was a big promotional piece for the Met Council. This is journalism, today.
California, here we come. WE HAVE NO MONEY FOLKS.
This kind of central planning has nothing to do with preparing for the future and everything to do with attempting to dictate it. As history has proven time and again, these politicians and bureacrats can no more predict the technologies and needs that will emerge and change the needs of the citizenry over the next 10 years than I can. But these projects will get funded and built regardless.
elind56, huh? Actually I think we're finally learning from the last time planners, engineers, and politicians dictated how people live.... by forcing people to live auto-dependent lifestyles. And America is broke because of our failed suburban experiment that was predicated on a perpetual growth ponzi scheme.
Why not just eliminate some of the stops on these routes, and most other routes? It would accomplish the same thing and not cost $25 million.
Has anybody mentioned recently that buses get fewer passenger miles per gallon than cars in the Twin Cities?
Why not have all buses be prepay only. If they can have electronic parking meters, they can certainly figure out how to have a ticket machine at each bus stop.
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