When I decided to run for public office last year, I committed to the principle of “What is best for
Let’s look at this proposal and see how it affects
Does anyone really think that many people will drive to
Is it worth nearly $60 million per mile (for only 4000) new riders to remove some traffic from route 84 and the surrounding highways?
What about our commitment to ESPN and their need to have their employees traveling to
Will the busway enable people to walk to the station and connect with the entire country? This could be especially important if our
Will the busway enable freight to be transported into the region, therefore making use of storage facilities along the route? Think of all the potential warehouses between
There is the potential for federal money to spend on alternative transportation projects now. The thought process from our Congressional leadership appears to be that because this project is “ready to go” it should be built even though it does not benefit our entire region .It will create much needed jobs, but will it be what’s best for Bristol and the surrounding towns?
Lastly, we must realize that if the busway is constructed, it will replace a portion of the rail line needed for rail service. This will forever diminish the value of rail service between
I say no!
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