April 15, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: Aspen Times "A whole new animal enters valley transit scene"

And....(drum roll, please)....all these bells and whistles and new busses that will still be running up and down the valley from Rifle to Aspen with partial loads 'round the clock'..........only cost us........$46 million bucks!!!!

Yowza!  Such a deal.

Do you think that the entire 'RFTA on Steroids' campaign was boondoggled by local governments because they 'somehow' got the idea that if folks could ride faster to Aspen it would all pay for itself with a gazillion new riders?  Remember those voting breakdowns now when 'voters passed' those bonds.  All those special interests beating the drum and the minority isolated pockets  who support them barely, barely got the thing passed.  With a lot of unhappy folks just saying NO.  Come to think of it, they never mentioned all the forcing of imminent domain and the little technicality that they had no real plan in place for the actual infrastructure before they put in on the ballot, did they?  Remember now, fares are yet to be determined and the travel time is still just a guesstimate.

Oh, sure...there's always money for RFTA.

Scott Condon: 
"The goal will be for VelociRFTA buses to make the trip between Aspen and Glenwood Springs in one hour...."

"Unapologetically pursuing and tracking patterns within the news others make since 2010."

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