Thursday, April 10, 2008

Hang on to Your Wallets, part II


$400,000,000 a year for a suburban rail network.

Wouldn't it make more sense to spend that on a highly customizable system, where people can have smaller vehicles that could take them directly from point A to point B?

Wait. We have that. It's called


And if they want to fund it, they always can raise property taxes. If they want to be in DART or the T, they can always give up some of their sales tax revenue for the privilege. But of course not. Governments tend to expand. They don't contract, so why should they ever give up revenue to another government agency?


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