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Old 09-25-2013, 08:00 AM
 
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Boondoggle of epic proportions
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:09 AM
 
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I have been trying to find something about the trollley that is proposed for downtown. They are are talking about almost 300 million dollars and suspecting it may go higher. The city has a population of 1.36 million according to what I just pulled up so that means a debt of little over $220.00 dollars for every man woman and child in the the city of San Antonio so there can be a trolley car system for downtown. You could provide 11 taxi rides free ( at $20.00 each) to every person (man women or child) in the city of SA for that much money it just doesnt make economic sense to me. What is wrong with the trolley buses, When they were introduced back in the late 70"s or early 80"s they were supposed to be the answer to the traffic problems downtown now we need "Real Rail" trolley cars and boy won't that be fun for the people who have to work downtown on a daily basis while they tear up the streets. Is it too late to reject this folly.
I agree and I live inside San Antonio about 3 miles north of where this thing ends on Broadway...
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:17 AM
 
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You guys just don't get it. This is all spit and polish that is being paid by the taxpayers in this city so that the Democrats can appease the greenies when they run Castro for President. I can see the campaign posters now- "Castro, the protector of the weak, fighter for a cleaner environment with mass transit!"The fact that it's far too expensive doesn't matter to a Dumbocrat, just keep their guy in office is all that counts. And no, the Republicans aren't any better. Might as well get accustomed to these burdening "taxes" as they aren't finished screwing you outa yer money so their guy gets elected.
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:09 AM
 
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Boondoggle of epic proportions
*yawn* How original.
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:11 AM
 
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I agree and I live inside San Antonio about 3 miles north of where this thing ends on Broadway...
Regardless of where you live, it doesn't make your opinion any more valuable. We all have to pay for this and I don't like it one bit.
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:12 AM
 
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You guys just don't get it. This is all spit and polish that is being paid by the taxpayers in this city so that the Democrats can appease the greenies when they run Castro for President. I can see the campaign posters now- "Castro, the protector of the weak, fighter for a cleaner environment with mass transit!"The fact that it's far too expensive doesn't matter to a Dumbocrat, just keep their guy in office is all that counts. And no, the Republicans aren't any better. Might as well get accustomed to these burdening "taxes" as they aren't finished screwing you outa yer money so their guy gets elected.
I agree. We are getting nickel and dimed to death from both sides now. I don't really see the benefit from having a street car downtown.
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:22 AM
 
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I agree and I live inside San Antonio about 3 miles north of where this thing ends on Broadway...
I wrote this ^

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You live in boerne? Your opinion loses almost any validation if that's the case.
because of this^


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Regardless of where you live, it doesn't make your opinion any more valuable. We all have to pay for this and I don't like it one bit.
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:25 AM
 
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I wrote this ^



because of this^
Gotcha. I apologize. I have him on ignore so I didn't see his post.
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:50 AM
 
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i'm just curious what studies were done to show that there is a massive influx of people in need of a transportation system downtown. IMO you jump in a cap, get dropped off at a main point (alamo, mall, hard rock, etc.) and you walk the rest.

I spent some time in Chicago recently and you can hop in a cab and go across town for $10.
In SA you hop in a cab and go down the street for $20. Our transportation infrastructure downtown is a joke, but a rail system is not the answer.
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:30 AM
 
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I live downtown and I will be riding it. People on the northside can enjoy their overpasses and added lanes on 1604 (that I will never drive on) and others can enjoy the streetcar.
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