Thursday, April 21, 2005

And you though gas was expensive...

Washington County Commuter Rail Project
The project, which would establish a new 14.7-mile passenger rail line between Beaverton and Wilsonville...

The $103.5 million project...

Let's see, $103.5 million divided by 14.7 miles is... $7,040,816.32 per mile!!
But I'm sure it's creating some great Oregon jobs right?

TriMet is working with Colorado Railcar to design and build the vehicle.
Guess not.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

ECONOMIC BENEFITS, REDUCED TRAFFIC, do you not understand these concepts? MAX has been a great economic dev. engine and so will commuter rail.

You know, I also have a problem with the way you phrase your title, your assumption that you're "right" is sanctimonious BS.

Manga Agna said...

I agree with the last poster, your sanctiomonious title is complete BS, you are not always right, nor is anyone else.

Anonymous said...

"...REDUCED TRAFFIC, do you not understand these concepts?"

Oh yes, it's done wonders for HWY 26. Between light rail and the new lanes added to HWY26, now the east-bound backlog of traffic starts at Murray Rd. instead of 185th. Great. How about spending that money redesigning the bottleneck at the end of the tunnel? I always laugh when I head onto I405 S from 26 and see the speed sign that says '50 mph'. That is the funniest sign in the state....20mph if you're lucky.

Daniel said...

If they increase road capacity then there will be less congestion and less stop and go traffic which means less pollution and more fuel efficiency.

I am always right. Always. Please take me seriously. Very seriously.