Saturday, July 14, 2007

Scott Walker undercuts himself

Scott Walker remains unconvinced that Milwaukee needs rail transit, according to the JS.

"Walker said Denver and Portland have 'cool systems' but also have different needs because traffic congestion is 'a much, much bigger issue there than it is here.'"

Wait a sec. Isn't this the same guy who favors a $6 billion (year 2000 dollars, before the huge run-up in road construction prices) freeway expansion plan because of the awful congestion?

But if congestion isn't that bad...

Guess Walker just wants to raise your taxes unnecessarily.


capper said...

This is the same guy that was so adamant about getting the courthouse annex torn down, without preplanning it, or opening it to bidding, and had the cost more than triple. By that stunt alone, county projects like park maintenance, road maintenance and bringing buildings up to snuff has been delayed by years, which will also increase the costs of those projects, as the conditions worsen and the cost of materials grow.

Anonymous said...

"Unidentified Funding Source"! I will continue to scream this from the mountains. It was the justification for killing the last go around from the mayor’s office when it came to light rail and it remains the most widely accepted argument against increased public transportation. Why the heck are we moving forward then with ALL of this freeway reconstruction when we simply do not know how to pay for it? "Unidentified Funding Source"! This is mantra we must use to kill these plans!!!!!

Gretchen Schuldt said...

You are right. Absolutely. It doesn't seem to matter, though, when it comes to funding roads. "If you build it, they will come to have to pay for it."