Friday, August 19, 2016
Adler already stretching facts to sell bond....
“For My people are foolish,
They have not known Me.
They are silly children,
And they have no understanding.
They are wise to do evil,
But to do good they have no knowledge.”
Soo, this happened:
We'll set aside the discussion of transit vs. roads for another day; we want to focus on the underlying veracity of Adler's claim.
Adler's bond has nothing related to rail. Rail was actually the subject of substantial political wrangling last week, but the rail advocates lost that round. No "increase in access to public transit" there.
Buses, of course, are controlled by CapMetro. Council and the Mayor have no jurisdiction there. No "increase in access to public transit" there.
We suspect that, if cornered, Adler would refer to the "dedicated transit lanes" in the corridor plans. But dedicated lanes don't increase access to anything. At best, assuming you take the city's claims at face value, they might make the public transportation system more efficient at some vaguely defined point down the road.
LOL, nice try.