Valley Metro to add off-duty police officers to light rail security – CBS 5 – KPHO-

by John Washington on February 27, 2017

The [Valley metro light rail] system is also a reflection of the neighboring community.

So, in other words, if it sucks, it sucks because of the people it serves. Wow.

I’m sure it won’t surprise any ScottsdaleCitizen readers how I feel about light rail, but this is icing on the cake. Here’s some of my previous analysis and opinion:

Source: Valley Metro to add off-duty police officers to light rail secur – CBS 5 – KPHO

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john February 27, 2017 at 7:28 pm

Look at Bloomington , Minnesota when they built the light rail out to the mall of America. Had to increase their police department by 50%. All you have to do get a map of all the cities with light rail, subways or whatever you call them. Then look at a crime map. All around the major stops.


Michael J. Norton February 28, 2017 at 5:19 am

Light rail proponents fall victim to their own illogical vision of a utopiate world where cars disappear and the masses gleefully ride rails in a community bonding event. They ignore the century long historical proof that the nastiest part of our society will dominate ridership and a significantly larger group wil do anything to avoid the nastiness.

The visionaries in modern transportation see autonomic cars and vans with 6 to 10 riders and a rapidly increasing percentage of shared ridership or shared pools of autonoic vehicles replacing cars and buses.


John Washington February 28, 2017 at 5:56 am

And it’s important to recognize that those illogical visions are stokes by the profiteering motives of developers and rail construction contractors.


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