Clay, Washington townships consider mass transit tax referendum

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  • Eric Morris

    “The purpose of government is for those who run it to plunder those who do not.” Thomas DiLorenzo

  • Brian McGrath

    These transit projects are nothing more than expensive amusement park rides for liberals.

  • Without some form of transit you are going to be looking at a real dilemma from 116th and Rangeline to Main St. All of the new construction is going to employ and house a lot of people. If cars are the only source to come and go for business your area traffic is going to become the stuff of legends.

    Than there is the issue of more minimum wage employees not being able to own or maintain a vehicle. Without some form of transit you likely will see upward pressure on wages. For those that do have transportation you will bring in a lot of uninsured beaters mixing with your Lexuses and BMWs.

    I do believe transit should be heavily subsidized by the largest area employers who stand, as Mo Merhoff stated, to benefit the most. Instead they try to push the cost on taxpayers. Another business subsidy that no one wants or should have to pay.

  • Brian Odom

    $200M for a bus route? If there is a market for this, then wouldn’t a private company step in? Oh wait, it won’t happen, because it’s not profitable. They got extra federal government grant money to continue with ICE, from Fishers to downtown. When the money dried up, so did the program.

    This would be another boondoggle, much like Amtrak. Please read:

    “Transportation advocates say the demise of the express buses has no
    bearing on the fate of a planned $1.2 billion bus rapid transit system,
    HA HA HA HA HA!!!! Those advocates want MONEY! Of COURSE it has “no bearing” on the fate of a new system. It’s not like they are going to say anything else. Grant money was paying 80% of the route from Carmel and that still
    wasn’t enough. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

  • Brian Odom

    This has me laughing the most:
    “The money would help fund the Red Line, a rapid-transit bus route that has been in the works for years.”

    The most oxymoronic statement I’ve seen in a long time. A “rapid-transit” bus route? Mass transit, sure, but a bus is NOT rapid transit. Please
    stop it. A bus is going to travel on the same streets as cars, go at a slower pace, and make frequent stops. If anything, driving solo to work
    in my car is more “rapid-transit” than a bus.

    I’m imagining an almost out of control bus traveling 100mph on city streets. Yeah, right. That bus is going to hit that first light going south on US31 to Indy before 96th St and sit in traffic just like all the other cars.

  • ModestMuse

    Brian has apparently never heard of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) until today… It doesn’t seem like you’re one who is into educating yourself very much, but in the off chance I mis-read you, check the wiki so you will be less ignorant in the future.