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New Chastain petition drive starts Monday

After a failed attempt at working directly with the Parks Board, Clay Chastain is starting another light rail petition initiative. He will be gathering signatures from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Union Station. Laugh if you must, but Chastain is the only person who's actually doing something about light rail right now. What better way to keep the city's feet to the fire than sign the petition again?

No gondolas this time — which we feel was a pretty good idea… ever walked from Union Station to Liberty Memorial? Yeah, didn't think so — but the electric buses are back, fueled this time by wind turbines on the riverfront. And if you think that's koo-koo, check out Oklahoma City's plan again.

And even though the Missouri Court of Appeals struck down Chastain's legal challenge from the last initiative, he's still threatening to take that one to the Missouri Supreme Court.

3 Comments so far

  1. ron mclinden May 21st, 2009 11:20 am

    i thought clay promised to work within the system. working within the system means talking with marc and the transit operators to come up with a workable plan, not trying to sell his concept to the board of parks and recreation commissioners.

  2. northlander May 22nd, 2009 5:11 pm

    I thought he would go home after it failed.

  3. Casey May 26th, 2009 10:23 pm

    I want light rail as much as anyone, but Chastain is our worst enemy.

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