Sunday, August 23, 2009

Minneapolis-St. Paul Light Rail Set To Grow

Our forward-looking neighbors to the northwest continue to leave Milwaukee in the dust.

People always marvel at the way that the Twin Cities have attracted high-tech industries, and seem to have a more dynamic economy.

Little wonder, then, that they have committed to modern transit, while in Milwaukee County the bus-only system is dying, a regional transit authority and transit funding died at the Capitol, and the private sector in Milwaukee is so afraid of its own shadow and talk radio that it offers little 'leadership' on transportation short of loving highway expansion.

It may be colder in the Twin Cities, and they have a lousy baseball stadium and an aging quarterback, but when it comes to development and transit, they're light years ahead of where we are.

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