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  •  Are you going to build a light rail (3+ / 0-)
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    Ice Blue, Thinking Fella, G2geek

    line to my farm in the middle of no where? Go ahead.

    •  AND, Mr Joe Bob, (2+ / 0-)
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      "Now, put yourself in the shoes of a DOT planner with less money to spend. Given the choice of resurfacing a two-lane rural road that serves less than 100 people per day versus the two-lane urban street that serves makes sense to spend the money where the people are."

      Just another way for you city slickers to forget us rural people!!! We made you!!!  

      in WI, the state DOT has no control over local roads.

    •  That's my point! (0+ / 0-)

      This is the birthright mentality I was talking about when I said people everywhere feel entitled to smooth high-speed motoring. As you said yourself, you live in the middle of nowhere. Why do you feel entitled to a level of public infrastructure spending that, by any objective measure, is extremely disproportionately high compared to more densely populated areas?

       As I said before, in a sane world where automobile infrastructure doesn’t enjoy the uniquely privileged place it has in our society gravel roads are entirely appropriate for routes that see very few trips per day.

      Meanwhile, don’t be so quick to blame “city slickers.” From where I sit, the lion’s share of transportation money is spent to improve commute times for residents of the exurbs and suburbs. God forbid the city folk approach the state to talk about mass transit. So much as mention the word ‘train’ and everyone from the suburbs, exurbs and beyond are screaming Boondoggle!!! Also, city folk have their own version of driving down a dusty, bumpy gravel road – it’s something like freezing your ass off at a bus stop because of service cuts and the bus only comes every 45 minutes.

      Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. - Groucho Marx

      by Joe Bob on Tue Sep 20, 2011 at 08:32:49 AM PDT

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