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Downtown Council releases light rail position

The Downtown Council calls what they released today a position paper, but it reads more like a Kansas City Star editorial… light and mostly ineffective (government waste is bad, we're convinced!). Regardless, it's nice to know the DTC supports a self-funded starter line "under construction by 2010″. Not sure how many times the mayor can hear this before commenting that it's at least worth considering. Are you listening, Ed Ford? We're going to assume that the late-Friday release is not intended to bury the document, but just bad timing by the DTC's PR department.

4 Comments so far

  1. northlander June 24th, 2007 7:27 am

    So just how many people from the Downtown Council use the bus? And what other ideas that were turned down by the Urban Society?

  2. Dave June 25th, 2007 7:41 am

    i would guess none of them ride the bus.

  3. northlander June 26th, 2007 2:39 pm

    He was already on Transportation Committee.

  4. cm davis July 7th, 2007 7:50 am

    why is it we have had NO public comment/input on light rail? every forum to date has neither invited nor considered comments from regular folks. do they really think they (read ed ford and his gang of cronies) are going to shove this thing down our throats? remember, it’s the Transportation AND Infrastructure Committee…not the light rail committee. with a multi-billion $$$ INFRASTRUCTURE sewer project looming on the horizon…one mandated by the federal government as having to be done, which would you prefer…light rail or toilets that flush?? why should we build light rail today when we will have to dig up the streets for new sewers tomorrow?

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