Thursday, April 8, 2010

KRM The Little Engine that Can't.... Seem to go AWAY!

We all remember the story of the Little Engine that Could. In fact I read it as a child and to my own children from a Little Golden Book. Since I moved back to Racine 20 years ago, this story of a Transit system has been thrown around. The Cost is always under rated, and the ridership is inflated. I see that the County Sup's are proposing a referendum for this November on this issue. It is about time! Maybe we can put our School Referendum on the same ballot! But I digress. This referendum must be BINDING!! Not advisory..our young people can not afford another financial burden layered on top of all of the existing and upcoming burdens they will have to pay for Health care and other boon-doggels the Assorted Govt's will be piling on in the next few years.
Mr Mayor the City needs improved access I will agree..so make the roads better! wider smother, etc. It's time to extend the Lake Parkway from The Airport to the IL border. THAT Will bring new residents, customers investors etc. and most importantly JOBS!!!!

The little engine is yesterdays technology Mr. Mayor. Until the Jetson's era comes along we need to make Auto's, Trucks an buses our primary mode of transport!

3 comments:

  1. Downtown - I'll be pushing up daisies before KRM ;^)

    I agree with your Lake Parkway comment. Unfortunately, Caledonia (which has sometimes served as a roadblock to progress) gave up the right of way on the land that would serve as the logical extension on this side of the county line.

    But I believe other options are available. All this would take is a groundswell of public support to get the DOT and local politicians to take notice. Now's the time to do it while it's being planned in Milwaukee.

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  2. Be prepared for a long haul in keeping your money from the KRM people. There is big money behind the Train Movement; TransitNOW is a nationwide organization. SERTA (Southeastern Regional Transit Authority) now has an annual $1 million budget to run a transit system—with no transit system. So what do they do with the money? Promote transit.

    We are down to the last day to pass a transit bill in the state legislature—for this year. But there is still next year, and the next and the next after that.

    So don’t tire of the battle. Make it fun. Don’t give up.

    The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.

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  3. Thanks George, Yesterday was a good day for Liberty in Wisconsin..most of the most damaging stuff didn't even get voted on by the Senate or the Assembly. Of course Doyle can call a special session and if he does we shall need to be reactivated and stop whatever nonsense they put forward. But for now we have killed the train KRM and one of the Gov. candidates has stated he will kill the Not so fast train to Madison, should he win. Transit now should take their million dollars and give it to Milw, Racine and Kenosha to salvage the bus systems.

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