Report on rail routes due soon
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#1 Mar 24, 2011
Instead of expanding the already exsiting routes, why don't they try to fix the ones they have? Over the past few years, the price to ride the commuter rail has gone up while the level of service has significantly deceased.
#2 Mar 24, 2011
Because they don't give a flying f**k about taxpayers or riders. They only care about political favors.
#3 Mar 24, 2011
Read snyder's column on the journal site. I couldn't have put it any better. Town going into the dumper fast, with this train deal the latest whack in the head.
#4 Mar 24, 2011
Spot on? I digress. First, Stoughton is not 'dumped on' as Mark would have you believe, in part to create emotional uproar, which he appears to have succeeded at.
Most of these issues end up in Stoughton because of our lack of management and unity for keeping them out.
Some issues, like the shelters and schools, happen everywhere and are simply sensationalized here for the writers benefit. Others, like the utilities and rail have been pleaded on deaf ears.
NSTAR, Mark rightly points out was actually solicited and welcomed early on and behind the scenes by tow leadership. The gas company was ignored by the town through Monroe's pleadings for months so she negotiated on her own and dumped the 'offer' on the Town's lap. All the town had to do was accept the 'new' route and tie up the terms that were already accepted at 1 to 2 million in trade value for real estate conditional only to the route viability. She was criticized for her work by the very people who claim it their own now.
Finally and most importantly, we are left with the rail line extension. Who doesn't recall Mr. Gitto harking the BOS; Begging for a uniformed and absolute position against Stoughton extension as a proposed route. How long before the town even took the issue seriously? Finally giving a half hearted position by sending Lou and Gerry forward to work their tails off for all of us, but with no real advocacy from their own leadership until it was too late.
Stoughton is not dumped on. It is sadly torn, cynical, sensationalized by some, ununified and desperately behind the eight ball.
The old cliche: You snooze, you loose. Not very eloquent, but alive and well in Stoughton.
Read more: SNYDERS STOUGHTON: A familiar story, isnt it?- Stoughton, MA - Stoughton Journal http://www.wickedlocal.com/stoughton/archive/...
#5 Mar 25, 2011
snyder got it right, for a change. I'll leave it at that.
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