"I have heard the rebuke that reproaches me,
And the spirit of my understanding causes me to answer."
[Author's Note: As per the statesman, the article is behind the paywall; quote below transcribed by hand from a paper copy.]
The one way the current Urban Rail plan might make sense is if the line were extended to the airport. Apparently, council member Mike Martinez asked that very question. Project Connect's response is priceless:
[Project Connect CEO] Keahey said that Project Connect, a joint rail effort of the city and Capital Metro, had "not really examined going to the airport."Sigh, way to go government....