Too much tax money has been spent doing surveys, plans, and proposals for a local transit system.
Those who administer COMPASS, CCDC, and Valley Transit have demonstrated remarkable ineptness in providing any workable system. Those elected officials who sit on the various committees and boards have demonstrated a remarkable lack of leadership and concern for moving people–the ultimate goal of a transit system.
Today’s politicos make no secret of using transit funds to stimulate local retail businesses and increase property values. They provide little direction or oversight of Valley Transit, CCDC, or COMPASS. No wonder restaurants and businesses are fleeing downtown Boise in favor of more traffic and cheaper rent in Meridian.
Here is what needs to be done–in broad terms:
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