More local politicians climbing aboard the E & N gravy train
Re: “New Island Corridor plan calls for $42.7M”, (Citizen, Nov. 15)
With $42.7 million we could: buy six luxury buses with the 0.7 million; convert the rail-bed into an incredible, tourist-magnet bike path for a minuscule fraction of the remaining $42 million; take what’s left ($30 million? 35? More?) and use it to provide free bus service every half hour for umpteen years. Costs for infrastructure? Zero! There is already a road there! Whoa!
Heck, let’s go crazy-green. Spend an extra couple million on the buses for hybrids/electric and cut fuel costs and carbon emissions by a bunch.
It takes frequent, inexpensive quality service to get people out of their cars. We need to change behaviours. Humanity’s future depends on it. Well worth it.
The Island Corridor Foundation does not over-pay our politicians to seek solutions. There is more profit for them in flogging a dead iron-horse. Yes I can (milk this for more), yes I can.