Wednesday, April 13, 2011
A STREETCAR (BUS) NAMED DISASTER!
The plan will cost "$5.6 million to buy the fleet" and "the operations — gasoline, maintenance, drivers — are expected to cost Miami $3.3 million a year."
These projections come from the same folks that told us the red light cameras would bring in $8 million in revenues.
Tomasito tells Chuck: “It’s an attraction we can sell.”
"Come to Miami," says Mayor Regalado. "Check out our buses!"
If anyone in this fucking town cared, the environmentalists would be in an uproar over 28 diesel guzzling, carbon emitting "buses" clogging up our streets.
Miami Neighborhoods United only cared when it was big bad "Money Diaz."
Problem is, we remember when former mayor Diaz tried to plan a REAL fixed rail environmentally friendly electric streetcar system and was shot down by who?
You guessed it, Dr. No Regalado.
Back then, Commissioner Regalado told the Herald:
''I think the Streetcar is like Fidel Castro's health,'' said Commissioner Tomás Regalado. ``Everyone knows it's going to die, but we don't know exactly when.''
Studies have shown over and over that people who are not willing to ride buses will ride streetcars, as the City of Orlando found out when they tried the bus approach Regalado supports.
But at that time, in his opposition to the streetcar, Regalado said it only appealed to snobs:
"Maybe we can serve caffe latte on board," he sarcastically told the Herald.
Maybe you can get Maritza Gutierrez to sell the ads on the buses!
You crapped all over the streetcar because it wasn't your idea. Now you want gas guzzling buses.
What a hypocrite asshole...