Sunday, August 14, 2005

Chronicle discovers that there is life outside the beltway, and it has to get to work too!

I guess somebody didn't get the memo. Of course, they didn't outright SAY METRO is generating a giant sucking sound while absorbing massive amounts of Federal money to serve the less than 10% of the population that lives in the downtown area, but it could certainly be inferred. And well it SHOULD BE SAID. I am not going to sit here and beat around the bush like a certain metropolitan daily will, I'll say it straight up. METRO IS A WASTE OF MONEY AND SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN NOW. I'm sick and tired of throwing my money away paying for bums to ride on a glorified trolley car all day for free. Sedosi has an equally critical, if slightly different take on the issue.

2 Comments:

Blogger Cory said...

I agree with your take. Yes, Metro DOES focus too much on the small percentage of people that live downtown, and I've said before the Metrosolutions was nothing more than a heavy handed attempt as municipal engineering with no regard to local commute patterns.

I still think the ultimate solution will arrive when the suburbs become robust enough economically that people have no onus to head downtown (or to other traditional employment hubs) and can take a 5-15 min. car drive to an office building closer to where they live.

The Woodlands is already developing into that kind of community, where a trip into Houston is increasingly a rarity.

METRO blew it by not planning adequate service to theses people from the outset.

August 15, 2005 8:34 AM  
Blogger ttyler5 Editor said...

Metro will always blow it.

August 16, 2005 8:48 AM  

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