sorry, i'm not buying into this streetcar thing. i'm a fan of public transport
but don't think the streetcar is the answer-
This, more than anything, will make Becker a bad mayor in my book. Sugarhouse
doesn't need a streetcar line. Huge waste of money. Totally irresponsible.
We need a streetcar in American Fork to take people from I-15 to my house.
Becker.. just another politician with a personal agenda.
How can Mayor Becker tout the Sugarhouse Streetcars as his main
"Success"? They haven't been built, yet it's already a
success? A single passenger hasn't been transported, yet it's a success? A
single business hasn't benefited from increased customers, yet it's a success?
How do we know it's a success until we see if people ride it and if
it works, or if the community prospers from it? Construction hasn't even
STARTED! A project that hasn't even started, much less been completed... is his
main SUCCESS???He's probably actually accomplished a lot this year.
I guess he was just too busy to write and prepare a whole new big speach for
this occasion. He already had the Sugarhouse Streetcar Proposal written,
polished and he's already given that speech a hundred times... so why not give
it again.I have to admire what he did from one of my core
principles... re-use and cost efficiency.Becker's my kinda guy.
Timp, streetcars work very well in cities like Boston and Philadelphia. What is
your proposal instead?
If he calls a perpetual financial drain a success, I wonder what qualifies as a
Zadruga Guy | 1:03 p.m.I've lived and worked in Boston, and never
seen a streetcar there. I rode the T and trains every day, but never a street
car. What are you talking about? Where do they have streetcars in
Boston? Are you talking about the tour buses that look like
streetcars? Those are just buses you know.
@Zadruga Guy 1:03 p.m.The trolleys aren't working very well in
Philadelphia either; most have been replaced by buses.Passenger rail
is a relic of a bygone era. When it comes to public transportation, buses are
the way to go - more flexible, smaller environmental footprint, and much