$70 million needed to build Sun Metro...

$70 million needed to build Sun Metro terminals, facilities in ...

There are 10 comments on the El Paso Times story from Nov 25, 2008, titled $70 million needed to build Sun Metro terminals, facilities in .... In it, El Paso Times reports that:

City Council on Tuesday learned that it will need $70 million to build all Sun Metro terminals and facilities the city has planned within the next two years.

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Wow

El Paso, TX

#1 Nov 25, 2008
Rachel Quintana actually said something that made sense wow! I guess she's finally sobered up! Seems as though she spends a lot of time at the Three Legged Monkey along with the rowdy folks that constantly disrupt the Cielo Vista area neighborhood! What I would like to know is what happened to her Court case? Is it still being caught up in red tape. Is she hopping that the statute of limitations will run out and County attorney Jose Rodriguez will have to dismiss the case?
james

Fort Worth, TX

#2 Nov 25, 2008
That is a whole lot of money that comes from who? Is there some kind of budget surplus? NO then you shouldn't spend what you don't have. That is common sense.
The Future

United States

#3 Nov 25, 2008
For 70 million we need to bulid lite-rail. We need to follow cities like Denver.
Binh Phuoc Bill

United States

#4 Nov 25, 2008
Suck an egg !!!

Figure it out Joyce has a down payment already--

$8 million from the Fountains on the freeway &

$ 6 million from turning the Stormwater over to Uncle Eddie instead of keeping it in the streets department.

Where in the hell are you going to go on a light rail? Is that going to be the next big magnet to draw all those people that are now just resisting temptation to visit our wonderland? Get real!
Mary

El Paso, TX

#5 Nov 25, 2008
How can they continue to lay down concrete for buses and buses and more buses. Every progressive city in the U.S. has either rail in their immediate plans or construction is occuring. Why does El Paso insist on being two decades behind other cities. Another border city; San Diego has hundreds of miles of rail. What the hell are we thinking here. Rail is the future but once again we lack visionary leaders. Unbelievable.
_Arrrrrrr

Palo Alto, CA

#6 Nov 25, 2008
re lelect rachael quintana and she'll have you in the stone age in about 10 years, yeah whats up with el paso?
man! here we got 1800 century trolleys, lite rail,monorails, subways, ground level, under ground, elevated, and the city even brought back the old electric street cars, and el paso is talking about more buses hmm???, we got those too, electric buses, diesel buses, and a major passenger train system, and some of our police ride horses, and we have critical mass every last friday of the every month.

“UMMMM...Burrito?”

Since: Mar 08

city withTown Mentality ELPASO

#7 Nov 25, 2008
Building more terminals for more buses will not have more people riding. I see buses on stanton Street all day with 1-5 passengers max each way (most of the time the bus is empty). Making more of the same thing that does not work will not make it work. Move on to the next thing.
efw

El Paso, TX

#8 Nov 25, 2008
Hey folks. When it comes to light rail you for get that we live on the side of a mountain range. All of these places with light rail are not climbing 8%-10% roadway grades.
Seattle was paying $150 million per mile not including the price of upkeep. Kansas ended up paying $40 million per mile not including upkeep.

As far as bus terminals go the Westside terminal doesn't have a single dollar alloted for it. It's going to cost 75 million dollars just for that terminal and then add the other 70 million dollars the El Paso Taxpayer is on the hook for and you need to start asking questions.

* Who will benefit financially from the plan?

* What is the real cost to build it (not what the politician's promise)?

* What is the real cost to operate it (not what the politician's promise)?

* Who will it serve?

* Is this the best use for my tax money?

* Is there a better alternative?
Marioo

El Paso, TX

#9 Nov 25, 2008
efw wrote:
Hey folks. When it comes to light rail you for get that we live on the side of a mountain range. All of these places with light rail are not climbing 8%-10% roadway grades.
Seattle was paying $150 million per mile not including the price of upkeep. Kansas ended up paying $40 million per mile not including upkeep.
As far as bus terminals go the Westside terminal doesn't have a single dollar alloted for it. It's going to cost 75 million dollars just for that terminal and then add the other 70 million dollars the El Paso Taxpayer is on the hook for and you need to start asking questions.
* Who will benefit financially from the plan?
* What is the real cost to build it (not what the politician's promise)?
* What is the real cost to operate it (not what the politician's promise)?
* Who will it serve?
* Is this the best use for my tax money?
* Is there a better alternative?
What about San Francisco?
_Arrrrrrr

United States

#10 Nov 25, 2008
Marioo wrote:
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What about San Francisco?
thats what i just posted above!!!:)

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