Bonnie Hauser | Indy Week

Bonnie Hauser 
Member since May 2, 2014

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Re: “Democracy (and Light Rail) Dies in Darkness

Mark - democracy relies on treating voters with honesty and respect. DOLRT isn't democracy - its politics.

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Posted by Bonnie Hauser on 06/06/2018 at 11:35 PM

Re: “Democracy (and Light Rail) Dies in Darkness

Why does the Indy believe that there is widespread local support of this project - other than politicians?

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Posted by Bonnie Hauser on 06/06/2018 at 10:36 AM

Re: “What Will Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Mean for the Durham-Orange Light Rail Project?

such good news on a rainy Monday!

Its gives me the creeps to have to rely on Trump to finally get rid of light rail.

6 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Bonnie Hauser on 01/29/2018 at 9:21 AM

Re: “GoTriangle Will Soon Learn Whether Light Rail Will Move to the Next Stage of the Grant Application Process

Lets not forget that if the FTA approves this phase but does not approve the funding in 2020, Durham and Orange will spend $100 million on #DOLRT studies for naught.

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Posted by Bonnie Hauser on 07/05/2017 at 10:42 AM

Re: “In Raleigh and Wake County, Taxes Are Going Up as the Legislature Offers Tax Cuts

I love content that explains money - but this one is pretty simplistic. The tax increases in Raleigh have nothing to do with the state. It's mostly the costs of urbanization and growth. Transportation, parks and greenways, and other amenities all cost money. Wake and Raleigh each have lots of them, At the county level, Wake's schools have done a lot with a little - and its reassuring to know that the county and the school board are working to get some of politics out of the school funding process.

As a city, Raleigh has added incredible service and recreational resources, the county has excellent schools and they boast some of the lowest taxes in the state. I think some of us are worried about the pace of development - but the economics and tax policy is impressive - and compared to Orange and Durham, Wake is hitting it out of the park.

Its easy to blame everything on the state. They deserve it - especially when it comes to healthcare and Medicaid expansion - something that counties are doing nothing about. Gentrification is undermining affordable housing everywhere - and the counties are all benefiting from the increase in property taxes. And like it or not - Wake has seen impressive job growth -something that benefits everyone.

So please help us connect the right dots so we can stop the partisan nonsense and start holding every politician accountable for helping to create communities that we all can be proud of.

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Posted by Bonnie Hauser on 06/21/2017 at 10:19 AM

Re: “

where was the Indy on the light rail discussion.Its part of the same trend - serving gentrification

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Posted by Bonnie Hauser on 06/14/2017 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Sticker Shock: Why Does the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project Suddenly Cost $3.3 Billion?

You left out the biggest cost overrun - GoTriangle added $935 million in debt which in turn added over $900 million in interest - all payable by Orange and Durham. So the net effect is instead of 25% of $1.4 billion, local citizens will be paying 55% of $3.3 billion - or $1.9 billion.

The Durham-Wake Commuter Rail is NOT funded. Neither is the MLK BRT in Chapel Hill. Oh and planned bus hour expansions have been cut.

So if you cannot afford to live along the corridor and you're not going to Durham or UNC, you'll need a car.

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Posted by Bonnie Hauser on 04/12/2017 at 1:51 PM

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