Re: Fast Train to Failure
Date: 12-06-2018 - 11:02
California lives to spend foolishly and I don't think you have seen anything yet, with the supermajority and Pelosi back in power.. Think BART and the NYC subway system.
One complication here is the elite urban planner fad known as OMG Global Warming. Could be the 1% of the 1% have actually bought into this panic(CO2 production continues to go up)and think even the wealthiest and most powerful would be caught up and have no bolthole to repair to. Running scared they could buy into the dumbest ideas of the effete starchitects and boondogglers. Look for a whole new trove of gadgetbahns coming out of the woodwork - nothing like a gimmicky moneypit to divert attention from real solutions and projects.
Like the obvious of trolley coaches on Geary. Carhouse already there, underground feeders already there, strapping passenger loads. But nothing coming out of Muni GHQ - they are paralyzed by fear of BART-MTC-SPUR. And the Geary BRT is another dumbkopf notion. Muni bus center street loading with putative BART station entrances on the sidewalks? Look at Mission St.