Democrats still pushing to turn light rail into a multistate train wreck
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Elected elites have no right to ram the billion dollar light rail to Vancouver down voters’ throats and I intend to fight it.
Are you in with me? Let me persuade you.
Yesterday the usual suspects saw Joe Biden’s visit to the Northwest as the perfect opportunity to announce that they will connect the light rail we DON’T NEED to an Interstate 5 bridge we DO NEED.
Here’s why sane people should oppose it.
Light rail killed the last I-5 bridge over the Columbia River after 10 years of effort and 200 million wasted taxpayer dollars that produced only a stack of studies.
Vancouver voters said no to light rail the last time they were allowed to vote.
Tigard voters said no to light rail in their last vote. The ruling elites are doing it anyway…at over $3 billion in cost for a project that is literally shrinking as they build it.
The light rail costs about 20 times more money than a comparable high-speed bus system.
Buses can go anywhere. Rail cannot.
Yet the usual suspects…C-Tran, the failing Trimet with its overblown promises of goodwill, debunked for decades, and Vancouver Mayor Anne Ogle have decreed that citizens will embrace this failed 19th century technology…and pay …and accept the lies that always go with it.
I suggest we tell these people to pound sand.