What a shame the voters weren’t presented a good plan for light rail during the last election. The time is ripe to get federal funding with President-elect Obama’s plans to resuscitate the economy. Building the infrastructure, including mass transit, is one of the main parts of his plan. I hope the local “powers that be” are busy at work developing a regional plan that will be workable before this window of opportunity closes.
This time, the voters need to know the exact route the trains will take. The downtown hub for light rail has to be Union Station, not the River Market. The plan must be saleable to all parts of the metro area on the Missouri side of State Line.
We need a good plan, and we need it as soon as possible. We’ve wasted too much time already.