[Ok-sus] Music City Star: Commuter rail on a budget
bwaldrop1952 at att.net
Mon Oct 29 20:26:46 CDT 2012
Thanks for posting this Tom.
Oklahoma City could do something like this, although its harder now that
Union Station's rail yard has been paved over with 10 lanes of highway
that provides WORSE access to downtown OKC than the old Crosstown did.
But something like this Nashville startup requires vision and that's a
bit lacking downtown. Their idea of a "multi-modal" station is
apparently a "bi-modal" location only for Amtrak and the proposed
downtown street car. City buses won't be welcome. Greyhound buses also
not welcome. I guess they don't want "those" kind of people to "pollute"
the Bricktown area with their presence. Greyhound is actually in the
process of relocating its bus station to MLK and Reno, far away from
Rumor has it that the big guys downtown have been wanting to get rid of
the bus station for years. Well, now they get their wish and in the
process, they make a mockery of Oklahoma City transportation planning.
So all you European tourists who buy Greyhound bus passes for a summer
tour of the states, you might as well skip Oklahoma City because the
only thing you'll be in position to see here are Petro Lane and Waffle
House, which are fine places I am sure but since you can find them
anywhere there's no reason to stop in OKC to see them. Just go on to
Dallas-Fort Worth, or over to Little Rock or Albuquerque, Kansas City,
or Denver. There's nothing to see here, nothing to see, move along
folks, just keep moving on.
Bob Waldrop, OKC
On 10/29/2012 3:12 PM, Tom Elmore wrote:
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