Elgin City Manager Gambles On Rail
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#1 Jan 18, 2008
I think that Elgin should be more concerned about other items such as street improvements. Although in the long run commuter rail will be a great asset, there are more important infrastructure improvements that should be completed first. Secondly, are the people of Elgin really going to give up their independent to ride rail instead of drive to work? Also, what happens if Austin's commuter rail election fails like it did last time? Where are the residents of Elgin going to ride rail to? We should all look more closely at the "hidden" cost of commuter rail...
#2 Jan 18, 2008
Rail would be good for Elgin (& Giddings), but fix your roads first! Also don't expect to "funnel" federal funds to pay for your portion of the rail line.
#3 Feb 4, 2008
As a commuter, I would love to see the rail come as far as Elgin. I don't know how much the savings in fuel and wear and tear would be, but I'm sure it would more than pay for the rail fee.
#4 Mar 4, 2008
Someone should look into how the City of Elgin "illegally" fast-tracked the annexation of their 80 acre commuter rail stop. The failed to post the proper notices for their citizens.
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