Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Journal Sentinel's Greg Stanford Nails Scott Walker On Transit

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's veteran editorial writer Greg Stanford adds to the criticism of County Executive Scott Walker's illogical stance against modernizing the county transit system.

It may just be that Walker's zany preference for a stodgy and declining bus system over new express lines and a downtown trolley finally and firmly unmasks how little real interest Walker has in running and redeveloping Milwaukee County.

UPDATE!: Milwaukee Ald. Bob Bauman weighs in with more outstanding commentary:


Anonymous said...

Greg Stanford is a great columnist. I like to read his column to help get rid of the unpleasant aftertaste from reading McIlheran. Stanford is right on target with his critique of Walker in regards to the transit issue. I hope Walker takes notice.

XOut said...

What I want to know is how a fixed rail based system is a good idea compared to alternatives with tires which you describe as stodgy.

You are old enough to remember the invention of the incandescent light bulb but you refuse to see Milwaukee's ancient fixed rail trolleys as stodgy and antiquated?

Go figure.

Putting rails on a transit system doesn't make it modern, it makes it expensive and inflexible.