TIME HAS PASSED FOR `GO SLOW' APPROACH ON LIGHT RAIL TRANSITYes, that's an article from 1988 that uses the words "for nearly two decades."
For nearly two decades, obstructionists in the metro area have whined about the supposed lack of comprehensive transportation planning, or they have delayed action by demanding studies of weird "solutions" ranging from Personalized Rapid Transit to Bus Skyways. When such proposals were found to be not cost-effective, the cry went up to do nothing until all the regional agencies were in agreement on a total transportation plan including freeways, metered access,...
Though, because the new Federal standards rate the University LRT's CEI (Cost Effectiveness Index) at around $24.5, far below the $28 cut-off point for federal funds, it might finally happen.
If, as the Strib suggests, the 2011 ETA is out-of-date . . . when will this thing be opening?