Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Promises made to keep all light rail build out on schedule without telling where the funding will come from is DART again using smoke and mirrors. The DART boards resolution was a feel good exercise for all the member cities, but when it come to funding the rail, where will they get the money? There are problems with the approach of promising everything to everybody and hoping that all will be well.
The DART board must take control of the situation. Ultimately the responsibility lies with the board and not the staff. There are going to have to be some very hard decisions, but the board should be willing to make those decisions for the agency and the region.