Re: R.I.P: The Cincinnati Streetcar
Originally Posted by redsmetz
At this point, I have little hope that this will change. I worked vigorously to defeat the atrociously written charter amendment meant to stop the streetcar (purposely written broadly and then lied about what it was meant to cover - and yes, it was written in such a way that any money spent on the zoo's train could have required a vote of the electorate).
Sadly we as a society refuse to recognize that there is ultimately a finite supply of oil regardless of how much that number is. Add in that we're funneling money so incredibly fast to many supplier nations that don't care for us in the least, and it's downright insane how we refuse to recognize it's in our national interest to detach ourselves from this addition to oil.
I've written tireless that my kids are among those who have made the exodus out of Cincinnati because of the lack of transportation options in this region (one's in DC, the other in Chicago). I ache at the failure of MetroMoves which would be ten years along and watch as we sink billions unquestioned in to short stretches of interstate highways just here in Cincinnati and it really is quite sad. Even sadder is we're working on racing downward here in Ohio at a pace that will be breathtaking when it's all said and done. What a shame because I love Ohio and I love Cincinnati, warts and all. But these days, we can't have a rational conversation about thinking bigger. Our ancestors who saw grand designs in the future must be rolling over in their graves.
Eloquently and passionately spoken, redsmetz.
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