The Alameda Brio line is behind schedule.
Sun Metro’s web page makes this claim:
The second corridor is Alameda. Construction on Alameda is tentatively scheduled to begin in fall 2016 with completion in early 2018.
In this year’s budget the city makes this claim:
Commence Alameda RTS service in November 2018 and Dyer RTS in January 2019
The budget document made that prediction in September, two months ago.
Today is November 25, 2018 and neither Alameda nor Dyer are being talked about.
Is anyone paying attention?
We deserve better
none of the brio lines are necessary, they are a waste of taxpayer money
There has been considerable construction along Alameda for their stops. As for progress, who knows. Also, I think they have changed a lot of crosswalks and added lights.
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crosswalks which people refuse to use
A state of the art transit system hardly anyone uses. Then there’s the trolley that is retro that no one will ride. Maybe they think they can make it up on volume.
And now TXDOT is doing a traffic corridor study for the next round of construction mayhem because our traffic downtown seems congested. The reality is that until construction slows down and folks learn the alternative routes they now have available, we won’t have a clue about real traffic patterns. Clustering a bunch of high volume attractions in a small area downtown exacerbates congestion and will likely drive the need for adjustments to traffic corridors for that overflow, and that new construction will continue to hurt small businesses and slow down traffic for folks who don’t go downtown. That is probably the biggest argument for killing or moving the arena. And since our mass transit system was slow to begin with it is no surprise that ridership is down given the added delays that no go 10 has added to many routes. The downturn in ridership is a symptom of a much bigger problem. We are adding the baubles we see in other cities without thinking through what makes sense for our population or our geography. The folks doing that poor planning will be living large elsewhere on taxpayer funded retirement by the time the folks that vote for this stuff figure it out.
I have yet to read ANY explanation of why the City, in the guise of Sun Metro, decided to duplicate existing bus services, even with a fancier bus, on the major transit routes…AND presumably knowing as they planned for this duplication that the Trolley would simply TRIPLE the transportation on a key westside route. Hundreds of millions of dollars wasted. Is this just stupidity, or??? If only we had serious investigative journalism here..not to mention anti-corruption campaigns.
Would everybody like some whine with their cheese?