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A letter to a Minneapolis newspaper bears striking similarity to a typical ****** disinformation piece.
|June 3, 2005|
by Barb Lickness
|May 27, 2005|
"What About Transportation?"
Highway expansion will be an important issue in the upcoming 6th Ward Council election.
There can be no greater contrast in Councilmember Robert Lilligren's and Councilmember Dean Zimmermann's solutions to this vital issue.
Robert Lilligren supports conventional, proven transit solutions and Dean Zimmermann wants to try an unproven and untested "system" called PRT or Personal Rapid Transit.
Robert Lilligren should not be expected to debate Dean Zimmermann on PRT. Robert Lilligren doesn't know very much about PRT, nor should he; there is not a single successful, large-scale PRT system like the one Zimmermann proposes anywhere in the world.
The Southwest Journal needs to do an investigative article explaining exactly what the PRT "system" is and whether it is feasible. It should also investigate PRT's 30-year history of failure and controversy. The article should get the opinions of transportation professionals and skeptics as well as PRT proponents.
Readers should also know that the would-be PRT vendor, Taxi 2000 Corporation is currently suing its founder and former CEO in Hennepin District Court. They should also know that outspoken opponents of light rail transit promote PRT. Readers should also know that the proponents are selling the taxpayers a "certification test facility," not a viable, full-fledged system. MnDOT has no authority to "certify" PRT. Even PRT proponents will admit that they are at least 10 years from delivering a product [sic] assuming their research and development is successful.
There is plenty to suggest that
the Citizens for Personal Rapid Transit will be promoting Zimmermann's PRT plan for the 6th Ward between now and the election. The voters of the 6th Ward need an independent and unbiased evaluation of Zimmermann's PRT plan. Without an investigative article on PRT, the electorate will no doubt be confused on this crucial issue.
The DFL needs to do a better job opposing highway expansion which leads to more sprawl and more suburbs and destruction of urban communities.
As Scott Russell pointed out in the article on MnDOT's plans for the Downtown Commons, highway expansion will likely be an important issue in the upcoming 6th Ward Council election.
Robert Lilligren should not be expected to debate Dean Zimmermann on PRT. Robert Lilligren doesn't know much about PRT and nor should he... There is not a single successful, large-scale PRT system like the one Zimmermann proposes anywhere in the world. Lilligren would look SILLY debating PRT with Zimmermann
The Citizens for Personal Rapid Transit will be promoting Zimmermann's PRT plan for the 6th Ward between now and the election. The voters of the 6th Ward need an independant and unbiased evaluation of Zimmermann's PRT plan. Without an investigative article on PRT soon, the voters will no doubt be confused on the real transportation issues that matter most to the 6th Ward.
Please contact the Star Tribune, the Southwest Journal and the Skyway News and ask for an article on PRT now.
Also, the would-be PRT vendor who would benefit from the tax breaks and subsidies in the PRT bills, Taxi 2000 Corporation is in Hennepin District Court, suing its founder and former CEO, J. Edward Anderson.
To learn more about the PRT scam:
Personal Rapid Transit - Cyberspace Dream Keeps Colliding With Reality
"The Road Less Traveled: The pros and cons of personal rapid transit. " by Troy Pieper
Minnesota PRT Skeptic Web site
Two questions come to mind: First, who is Barb Lickness? Turns out, she ran against Zimmerman in 2001. And second, has anyone ever seen Lickness and ****** in the same place at the same time?