Saturday, October 09, 2010

Dan Schroeder October 8 2010 Transit Comments

We're sure all WCF readers will join us thanking Dan Schroeader for his tireless effort in helping Utah transportation officials get their acts together

To get the conversation rolling this morning, we're pleased to highlight the following document, which was submitted to us yesterday evening. WCF regular contributor Dan Schroeder transmitted this critique to UTA officials earlier in the afternoon, concerning the Ogden/WSU Transit Corridor Project Alternatives Analysis, with a request ask that this document be incorporated into the permanent project record and be considered by all participants as the final report for the Alternatives Analysis is prepared. Within this document Dan pokes giant holes in the UTA's transit study methodology and makes six major points, which we'll present in brief bullet point form:

1. The comment deadline should be extended.
2. The decision-making process has been inappropriate.
3. Most 603 riders would not be served by the 36th Street Alignment.
4. Congestion on 36th Street may preclude mixed-flow operation.
5. The counting of “potential takings” appears to be biased.
6. The Economic Development Opportunities Analysis is useless.
7. Riders and neighborhoods have been forgotten.
Dan's definitely done his homework here; and this is yet another typical yeoman's effort on Dan's part. Read Dan's full Transit Comments here:
Dan Schroeder October 8 2010 Transit Comments
We're sure all WCF readers will join us in thanking Dan Schroeder for his tireless effort in helping Utah transportation officials get their acts together.

Reader comments are invited, as always.

6 comments:

Dorothy Littrell said...

How many WCF readers are aware of the trolley proposal that has been around for awhile that starts with a Trolley Line at Weber State University campus and goes South and East through the Edgehill Drive residential area requiring condemnation of private homes down to the Dee Events Center and back to Harrison Blvd. going across Harrison to the West to McKay Dee Hospital.

This proposal gets my award for being the stupidist, most expensive of what has been proposed to date.

I am sure more proposals are in the hopper.

The street car-trolley enthusiasts still do not get the message: The US of A is broke so what makes Utah the exception?

No Bullshit, Plaese said...

I'll unequivocally add my thanks to Dan Schroeder. In an environment where dissembling Utah transporation burueacrats try to load the deck with bullshit, Dan Shroeder reveals the TRUTH

Noam Chomsky said...

It is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth and expose lies.

Curmudgeon said...

Noam:

Also the responsibility of newspapers. Good ones, anyway....

simply ridiculous said...

Just reading Dan Shroeder's comments solidifies the reality that the 36th alignment is a complete JOKE. They included the Macey's strip mall as redevelopment property? Simply ridiculous.

Noam Chomsky said...

Curmudgeon: Regarding newspapers, please see my book Manufacturing Consent.

Intellectuals in the United States are far more free to speak the truth than are newspapers.

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