Friday, August 29, 2008

Harley Riders Also Love The Bus

Memo to Scott Walker: Visitors to the city, even Harley riders, find transit appealing.

In the business, these are called choice riders.

You know, people who will exercise an option - - if it's available.

Tourists and residents would be riding light rail if it were there.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

If I may politely suggest striking the word "would" from the last sentence in that post, or rephrasing the sentence. I believe that Milwaukee tourists certainly would ride the light rail, and pay for it. As would I, if we had it.

James Rowen said...

I probably should have put an exclamation point at the end, for emphasis!

Chicago Train Stories said...

We all know that people don't ride those light rail systems when they are built. Just look at the latest one build, in Charlotte, NC.

http://www.lightrailnow.org/news/n_cha_2008-08a.htm

Oh darn, proven wrong again. Just like with Portland, Salt Lake City, Denver, Minneapolis, etc.

Come to think about it, most every light rail system build in North America since Belling and Sykes shot down Norquist's proposal back in the 90s, has been a success!

Gosh, why does that nice Mr. Walker listen to those fools?

Anonymous said...

Who's going to tell these "fringe" members of society that mass transit is for losers? Or...better yet why don't we get Belling to ask them! That's his contention right?

James Rowen said...

To Anonymous;

Pretty funny.