Train in Madison, WI
I don’t think people get what this train is all about. We don’t need to pay another $1 billion in taxes for nothing. Spend it on roads. And the cost won’t end in one year. This will be forever. It will cost money. LOTS of money. Check the facts on the train.
We’re talking 8,000 stops per day in a city that’s already congested because it has 4 lakes in the middle of it. What about that makes any sense?
This is about land use. The Dane County board wants more control over where we all live, can move and can build on. This train project gives them that control that they want. This is not about helping you. It’s about helping them.
The whole county will pay. Cities not even using it will pay. That’s hardly fair. Right there, red flags should be raised in your mind. This RTA (regional taxing authority) is made up of non-elected people who have the power to raise your taxes. That’s completely unconstitutional!
The Dane County Board must think we’re all idiots or something. Well, we’re not. We can see a bad idea like this 6 miles away.
Trains do NOT work well in other cities. Look at the pictures.
The bottom line is we’re not Chicago. We’re Madison. There is no more room downtown. There is no problem of people trying so hard to get on the busses that our bus system can’t handle them. Not at all. If that were the problem and we couldn’t get more busses on the road, then I’d be all for the train. No doubt. We’re nowhere near even having to be concerned about that. The city just raised the bus fare because not enough people were using it.
We have high taxes already – and I’m not just talking property taxes. We get taxed high everywhere on all kinds of taxes and Wisconsin has the highest rates. So how does that bring new businesses into our area? Yeah, that’s not happening.
This has to be stopped.