Larry Ellis Reed: PRT is a farce
Winona is a test bed for what may quickly become a "white elephant" of a transportation concept: Personal Rapid Transit will be nothing more than a farce. Winona is too working-class a community to afford the luxury even if tax dollars - our tax dollars - are being used on this noble experiment.
It is also little more than a sick joke at Gov. Tim Pawlenty's expense, what with his desire to make our beloved Minnesota all the more a technology leader with low tax rates for political reasons.
As a friend of mine put it, we already have pod-based transit - it's called buses.
So why waste money on a concept that may work well in a theme park while so many are all the more unable to find work yet are being asked to keep trying, only to meet repeated rejection?
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Winona Daily News LTE - "PRT is a Farce"
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