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Re: “A STAC of transit ideas

Also--we are discovering that some of the STAC members are elected city/county officials--who are more concerned with the millions of gov't. dollars they would bring into their cities--to squander. They would spend a lot of this money to create more gov't. jobs, paperwork, favoritism, etc. A lot of that money would never go into the construction of a rail system. "Follow-the-Money"--to see why a lot of the people still supporting the rail system idea--will not go away .

Posted by Madashell on 11/22/2007 at 10:18 AM

Re: “A STAC of transit ideas

Tally Ho !! Another of the 97% of Triangle residents who said they would NEVER use a limited-coverage,too expensive,private-land grabbing fiasco like a train /rail system. Go green with more research for fuel efficient, smaller bus systems. Why does the city of Durham continue to purchase these 75 passenger buses-when you seldom see any bus with more than 3 people on them?

Posted by Madashell on 11/22/2007 at 10:10 AM

Re: “Even more transit ideas

Can we just put the rail idea to sleep? 85% of the Triangle polled, said they would not use a rail idea because it is inefficient and too expensive. High speed buses make much more sense.They are much more flexible to pick up lots more people--closer to their homes. The RDU Airport and Duke Hospital are not going to allow rail service at their location because it hits them in the pocketbook---they make gobs of money at their parking lots! Even the people who ride the rail cannot pick up their kids while going home from work. The riders have no flexibility to stop and shop (groceries)on the way home,do errands, etc,. Many land owners think that the rail idea was a "Private-land-grab idea" by the TTA. Condemning private property--buying it dirt cheap,etc. And then, when the federal money dried up--the official of the TTA-who had ties to the real estate industry--was "Gone-in-the -wind". Was there an idea to develop a large, housing, retail, office center -- sub-division out by Page Road--where a rail "hub" was to be built? Think people--we see these TTA buses currently driving all over Durham downtown and suburbs--with 5 riders--on a 60 passenger bus ! Taxpayers are still paying $5.00 per vehicle when they renew their license plates, and $10.oo per vehicle on their vehicle "property taxes" for the TTA Rail Service that 85 % of us say we will never use.

Posted by Madashell on 11/05/2007 at 8:03 PM

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