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June 28, 2007

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jim rowen

A truly progressive state government would fund RTA operating costs statewide with transportation dollars, just as it funds highway costs. It would treat transit and highway spending as equals, citing transit's reduction of so-called 'externalized impacts' (unhealthy air, related medical and insurance costs, vehicle deaths/injuries, etc.) as part of the reformed spending scheme.

Dan Sebald

Well said Paul (and Jim). Where is the committment to land control? I was just out cycling to Oregon. The place used to be this little burg where baseball seemed to be the only thing in town. Now it has a mile long golf course and mansions...

About this national bird poll. The Rhino Party/Bill Lee option:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhino_party
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Lee_%28MLB_pitcher%29
http://tickets.mallardsbaseball.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=712

is throwing things off... Folks, please switch your vote from Canadian goose (and eagle) to turkey.

The following statement: "A truly progressive state government would fund RTA operating costs statewide with transportation dollars, just as it funds highway costs" completely missis the point because the highways service the ENTIRE state, NOT just Madison and Dane Co. (This poster DOES know there is life outside Madison, right???)

The RTA would only be a people mover within Dane, while the highways move people AND freight. To even attempt to equate the two is so typical of the arrogant progressive elitist attitude that will financially destroy Madison.

Steve Peters

The RTA displays many of the same problems that have been present in every recent transportation plan in Dane county. It is completely focused on Madison and Middleton residents, while ignoring all other commuters. What benefit will this rail plan have for residents of Waunakee, Fitchburg, or Oregon? Little if any. I have no problem with a plan assuming it would benefit the whole county, not just the city of Madison.

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