They are doing this for the exact same reason P.E. Trump is tweeting disparaging comments about the votes cast in the election he won- to discredit the electoral process, and usher in draconian voter suppression legislation.
Question regarding point #1: why must mass transit pay its own way? We don't insist that of our road networks or air travel?
One can't help but escape the feeling that rightwing-extremist organizations like John Locke or Wake County Taxpayers Association (or community activists like Octavia Rainey) may not have the average person's best interests at heart.
I may not ever ride the bus, but as someone who spends 90-150 minutes of my day staring at the vegetation off of I-40, I am pragmatic to know that pulling a few cars off the road is in my interest. I also care to see folks who can't afford a car aren't condemned to a life of isolation. We should be empowering our neighbors, and if it costs a little more, so be it.
Besides, John Locke foundation can bitch all they want, but they're welcome to point out how much revenue the 'Fortify' project is bringing into the region. Last I checked, the DOT is burying the hell out of that pricetag.
My governor's breath smells like cat food.
"Hopefully, it will be a place with parking," he says."
Please just establish pedestrian access to downtown. Problem solved.
He's got y'all dead to rights.
Cut the number of road races that shut down downtown in half.
There. Problem solved.
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