Additional questions are:
1) What does this cost increase do to other transit needs and over how long a period of time?
2) What is the current monthly cash burn rate on a project that is less than certain on a number of funding fronts, and at that rate what is the loss if the Feds or state do not come through?
3) Is this project still worth it?
Heh. How many tractors are stored in the Brewers "barn"? Don't Orange County farmers usually live on their farm in Orange County rather than in a high dollar subdivision in Chatham County?
The question should be do the taxpayers want to save this project? It's late and getting later, it's over budget and GoTriangle has put a "long tail" on the funding out to 2063 (yep!). With 40 at grade crossings it promises to complicate rather than relieve traffic. LRT has the history of driving costs up pushing the very people that need transit away. All this and they are cutting a new transit corridor and related development through a critical watershed and calling it "environmental".
Yes I will miss him and his music. I did not know about his run for Senate, but it makes a certain amount of sense as does his disappointment. Rest in peace David, you made a difference.
Heh. His peers refer to him as "void"
Meanwhile GoTriangle continues their cash burn rate of 3-500K per month. The system is only 1/3 designed and already major cost overruns. Just wait until the engineering phase where cash burn rate more than doubles and they start to uncover all of the hidden cost such as the at grade crossings that impede access to Duke Hospital Emergency and cause huge traffic snarls. Voters should demand this stop now before its too late.
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