Reasons to oppose this taxpayer boondoggle:
– Many train systems are deeply in debt because they do not have the ridership they projected
– Trains are old technology
– No one really wants to give up their cars
– Trains often bring about transit-oriented development (TOD) which fosters more high-density stack’n’pack buildings
The bill must now go to the House and if it passes there, let’s hope the Governor puts the kibosh on it.
ACTION: Assuming it will be assigned to the House Transportation Committee, when a date for a hearing is set, (keep checking the status page) you can express your opposition by writing to them at: House Transportation Committee