Thursday, July 12, 2007

Let the midnight special, shine it's light on me

After years of progressive transportation planners screaming for something other than widened highways, new expressways, mixmasters, HOV lanes and anything that involves pouring more blacktop, this seems brilliant.

Pardon me for being cynical, but being from a state that seems to be run by the roadbuilding industry, I want to see the details before I don my cheerleading outfit. And why is the spokesman from the DEP bureau of outdoor recreation?

Of course, the next question to ask: If we can accomplish this in five years to transport freight, why in God's name haven't we been able to figure out a light-rail solution for people?

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