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All System Whoa

If you live in Austin and keep half an eye on the news, you know that Cap Metro is contemplating a commuter-rail line linking the convention center to Leander, something that needs voter approval. Normally, I’d be in favor of this. I’d reflexively think “public transit good.”

Mike Dahmus has been blogging for some time trying to explain why, in this particular case, public transit not good. He’s convinced me. Check him out. Kudos to Mike for beating the drum and raising awareness on this.

2 Comments

  1. Thanks for the link and the kind words. Were I not running this campaign on a zero budget, “AllSystemsWhoa” would be a bitchin’ domain name.

    The problem with my position is that many people sort-of agree with it, but have bought the idea that they should be more afraid of losing the election and then losing the money than of building a system that nobody rides and then losing the money. It’s very hard to sum up my position without using a whole lot of words too, which is a shame. The UT professor who said, after the planning department presentation, “it will probably pass and then it will probably fail” did the best job so far of summing it up.

    Regards,

    M1EK

  2. Mike–you can get a domain name for less than $10 at godaddy.com.

    Other than that, I’m not sure how much help I can offer, beyond moral support.

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