Sunday, February 7, 2010

Winona Daily News LTE - "PRT is a Farce"

Winona Daily News:

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?

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