Twin Cities suburb has second thoughts over light rail line
It might be too late to pump the brakes on the proposed Blue Line light rail line through the Twin Cities suburb of Robbinsdale pointing north. But city leaders, including…
Peter McLaughlin is a Hennepin County Commissioner and perhaps Minnesota’s foremost advocate for wasteful spending on fixed rail transit. He is a member of the Metropolitan Council’s Southwest Light Rail Transit Corridor Management Committee, which met on June 28. At that meeting, McLaughlin railed against Center of the American Experiment and our information campaign on transportation in the Twin Cities. (To learn all about it, go to MNCongestion.com.) This is McLaughlin speaking:
It is noteworthy that McLaughlin challenged not a single fact set forth in our report, “Twin Cities Traffic Congestion: It’s No Accident,” which you can download at the link. Instead, he resorted to threats and invective.
It is also significant that McLaughlin admitted that he and other proponents of multi-billion dollar light rail systems “haven’t won the argument.” That’s for sure! Here is a suggestion, Commissioner: how about if you try to win the argument before you demand billions of dollars in public funding?