Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Jacksonville, FL anti-transit Mayor Peyton wants to divert money voted for transit to roads.

...the Peyton plan could lose $174 million in funding for JTA, including $94 set aside and ear marked for A Rapid Transit system. JacksonvilleTransit

We have noted this kind of theft before in Connecticut and at the Federal level. This blatant violation of the democratic wishes of the public shows the desperation of the carbon and auto industry. Democracy means nothing to them.

The mayors office will stare stupefied out the window, and wonder why "other" Florida cities are booming with development as they chug toward their own rail systems. JacksonvilleTransit

We have also noted that robust public transit is critical for economic development. Places like Atlanta are being by-passed by companies looking for a modern city.