Page 2 of 8
Posted on January 2 at 8:18 p.m.
You are always worried about money. Do you know how much a 101 bypass will cost? How will you pay for it? And where would you route it? Ventura to Santa Ynez?
On Scarlet Schneider?
Posted on January 2 at 2:20 p.m.
Philip, Light rail will not work in SB. Not enough riders or population density. And where would you put the lines?
And while extending Metrolink from Ventura to SB and Goleta is probably a good idea, how do you get the riders from the stations to their workplaces?
Finally, do you think the people in Montecito opposing a third lane will be happy with 2 or 3 times the number of trains every day? I think they will be just as unhappy as they are now.
Second finally. Show me the money. Light rail or Metrolink will cost tons of money, maybe as much as a third lane.
Posted on January 1 at 3:44 p.m.
JJ, Like I said, one trick pony. You receive no benefits from government. Right.
On Debt Crises
Posted on January 1 at 12:54 p.m.
JJ, you are a one trick pony. Cut taxes, size of government, pensions, etc. Same answer for everything. Let's start with you. What government services or benefits that you receive are you willing to do without?
P.S. The Democrats? Seems to me that the President at the time was a Republican.
Posted on January 1 at 12:24 p.m.
Well, we could always stop cutting taxes. And we could pay for the wars we get into on a pay as you go basis, instead of kicking the can down the road.
Posted on December 18 at 9:18 p.m.
A public park with the mainline coastal train line running through it! Great idea. Especially if the number of trains increases to provide commuter or Metrolink service.
Of course, those are reasons a 5 star resort won't work there, either. "$500 a night and you can't do anything about the train?" says the customer.
On Miramar Languishes in Limbo Amid Parking Concerns
Posted on December 18 at 10:21 a.m.
Native: Because there are not enough riders in Santa Barbara. For transit rail to work you need "high density." Thems fighting words in SB!
While there are lots of good reasons to extend Metrolink to Santa Barbara and speed up the LOSAN corridor, neither will help with commuter traffic. How will you get passengers from the train station to their place of work?
On Highway Project Promises to Ruin City Traffic
Posted on December 18 at 8:13 a.m.
And if the 101 is not expanded? What will be the impact on local roads then? Enough is enough. I have been driving the 101 for 42 years, it is the only coastal connector between LA and SF and points in between, it is time to add a lane.
Posted on December 16 at 5:51 p.m.
Perhaps the Montecito Water District should just use its power of eminent domain, buy the property and build its own desal plant. Good location for it. Or maybe Rick can rent it out to CalTrans for a construction supply and storage area for the 101 expansion. Good location for that, too.
Posted on December 4 at 8:55 a.m.
Great idea. Never happen. I expect the 101 through Montecito will be completed before an IV solution is found and passed.
On Biting the Hand That Bleeds You