Apparently disregarding overwhelming public sentiment, Boise’s Team Dave continues to dump public funds into plans for a trolley.
This time its another, guess what?– “study.” And like all the other studies it just happens to condone what the politicos want. For a mere $63,543 in taxpayer money the City got a consultant to say tracks across the river on the Capitol and 9th Street bridges cost a mere $1 million for a streetcar.
The DAILY PAPER has a detailed story which claims there are no “fatal flaws” in the plan which appears to exceed more than $100,000,000. One fatal flaw the GUARDIAN sees is there isn’t any money to pay for the novelty train!
While the new route will probably have more public acceptance, the need for a decent bus system continues and the city continues to go with a downtown Transit Center plan that has little support. The GUARDIAN will buy citizens 400 buses for the estimated cost of Team Dave’s streetcar system–$250,000 each.
From POET PAUL–
Another move by the city is at hand
To push for a Trolley, they think would be grand
I certainly hope this idea won’t go far
What part of “NO street car”
Do they not understand?
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