Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Q&A elsewhere

You are a wannabe politician, and you claim that "stop-gap funding" is the wrong way to go. Well what are your great suggestions to solving the mass transit funding issue, oh great public policy sage?

First move: Don't do stupid things. The $450 M for the tunnel under the Allegheny River to extend LTR is dumb. Wabash Tunnel is a waste. Bus way to Carnegie is not used to potential. That's a lot of fares.

The capital budget is fair game to me.

Second move: Change the bus routes. The buses make too many turns in the city.

Third: I can stand in my neighborhood and see three buses all in a row, all without a full load. More hubs in neighborhoods.

Fourth: Insert heavy rail for passengers.

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