"Schwarzenegger is 'The Transit Terminator'"
by Rob McQuade, ABR, Sacramento REALTOR®
Sacramento CA Real Estate
The Sacramento Bee's Tony Bizjak continues discussion today on the Governor's plans to cut statewide public transit spending by $1.1 billion.
From the article: Mark Hill of the Department of Finance (speaking on behalf of the Guv) dismissed transit as "only 2 to 3 percent of all travel in this state," but neglected to point out the fact that 37% of commuters daily use transit within San Francisco and the East Bay, and 13% of commuters into Downtown Sacramento are using transit.
And all this just months after a November election in which the Governor was heavily promoting Proposit 1B, argued as a means to jump-start "traffic relief, mass transit, and safety improvements in every corner of the state without raising taxes."
The Governor talks about wanting California to go green, but he's now pushing to divert funds away from transit and toward massive road-building. That just doesn't add up. ♦