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Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Fed up

Originally published at "PRT Is A Joke" IS A JOKE v.1
Words written with wildcards (***, !!!, etc.) was the way we originally wrote
Ken Avidor, Ken, and Avidor.

Reader "R" is tired of *** and his propaganda:

I find it weird/amusing that *** acts like PRT is some 800 lb gorilla, a dire threat to transit funding. In reality, the other transit options (LRT, Monorail, bus) run circles around PRT as far as public funding goes. He belly-aches about $625,000 planning studies, calling them outrageous wastes of money. $625,000 is a lot of money to an individual, but it is chump change to govts. Govts routinely spend tons of money on studies, some of which they never use to actually build anything.

...big states could easily fund a pilot PRT system. Even if it were a total flop, they could handle it.

He acts like PRT is derailing other transit projects left & right. In reality they just built a huge LRT line in Minneapolis for hundreds of millions of dollars. The best reaction I get when I talk to policy makers is, "That's interesting, but we need to go with existing systems. Come back when another city has a successful working system."

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