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34 results found.
“Every year we add more funding to address security needs.” My main objections to light rail have always been the questionable per-rider economics, and the rose-colored glasses of those who promote it. But crime related to light rail is a real problem that was utterly dismissed by those promoters. Now it drives away fare-paying passengers, […]
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 […]
The shiny trains running along the track and few people who ride them are the “seen” and the great things that could have been accomplished with the billions wasted on the trains are the “unseen.” Source: Light rail will always bleed red ink
Bob Pejman sent this email earlier today. The Old Town Merchants Association is passing around a petition for signatures to stop the inclusion of “Light Rail” in the [Scottsdale] Transportation Master Plan that will get voted on by Council in a few months. The attached flyer is also being passed around by Old Town Merchants. […]
At best, according to the Federal Transit Administration, rail transit only redistributes growth that would have occurred anyway. Source: A Ticket to Ride or a Ticket to Nowhere? (exploring the myths of light rail systems)
I got an email this morning from new friends who were visiting Scottsdale earlier this summer. I walked past them on the sidewalk in Downtown Scottsdale as they were trying to read a map. I asked if I could help them find something, and managed to point them toward several local attractions. They just sent […]
“Of course, I am extremely disappointed, I believe that the majority of council lacks vision for the next 20 to 25 years — I believe that is a reflection of poor public policy,” Scottsdale council woman Virginia Korte. Ironic, considering that Korte’s only real objectives in pushing a light rail agenda are maximizing the value […]
Scottsdale Vice Mayor David Smith says the notion of suggesting Scottsdale Road downtown is not a key part of a Light Rail route within city limits is disingenuous. “I am disappointed we are talking about this,” he said. “To try and diffuse the situation by saying we are not using Scottsdale Road is simplistic at […]
We need to have this conversation about connectivity to the rest of the Valley. But in the last 10 years, like it or not, Light Rail is a success story. City Council member (and incumbent candidate) Virginia Korte Rail transit will never earn enough from riders to cover its costs. Valley Metro estimates that […]