Give ne back my hat!

Hubble, here is a case where rich liberals in Bethesda, MD

wanting to stop metro train construction connecting Bethesda (a very rich town) to New Carrollton station to cut down commuting time for many people.

http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2017/Federal-Judge-Calls-Latest-Arguments-by-Purple-Line-Opponents-a-Real-Stretch/

The state of MD is paying out $430k per day for no work to contacting companies even if the project is delayed.

When it comes to money, liberals and conservatives are on the same team.
Permalink WorldRoverski 
September 7th, 2017 11:18am
The state signed a 36-year, $5.6 billion contract with Purple Line Transit Partners last year to build, operate and maintain the 16.2-mile light-rail line. If completed, it will stretch from downtown Bethesda to New Carrollton in Prince George’s County.


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Prince George is poor and 70% black while Bethesda is extremely rich and 90% white.
Permalink WorldRoverski 
September 7th, 2017 11:20am
Bethesda is in Montgomery county which is extremely ultra liberal. They have sanctuary city, gun control, and liquor control.

The state congressman from there became MD attorney general and is suing Prez Trump for his tax release. This guy also championed gun control law in the state of MD.
Permalink WorldRoverski 
September 7th, 2017 11:22am
Why care?
Permalink Bunker 
September 7th, 2017 11:28am
Just to show Hubble about his rich liberal friends are doing their best to waste tax payers money.
Permalink WorldRoverski 
September 7th, 2017 11:35am
This comes up everytime a train extension is proposed to a rich neighborhood. Rich people drive cars to work, they don't ride trains or buses to work. They hate having train and bus service come to their neighborhood, particularly trains, because they know that some criminals from the poor area will use the train to get to their neighborhood and commit crimes.
Permalink Reality Check 
September 7th, 2017 12:10pm
"rich liberals"?

It was Governor Hogan who stopped the latest effort, by removing state funds from going forward.

If you're gonna be ignorant, at least be ignorant about national issues.  On state issues, you're just embarrassing yourself.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
September 7th, 2017 12:23pm
That issue was resolved, Hubble. The work supposed to start this week.
Permalink WorldRoverski 
September 7th, 2017 12:24pm
It was resolved on August 21. We are talking about now. Are you using the wrong time line???

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/maryland-to-get-full-federal-funding-agreement-for-purple-line/2017/08/21/dc7f7dda-86b8-11e7-a50f-e0d4e6ec070a_story.html?utm_term=.d4214349d77c
Permalink WorldRoverski 
September 7th, 2017 12:25pm
On August 21:

Maryland’s Purple Line will receive a $900 million federal full funding agreement from the Trump administration, officials said Monday, a critical step forward for the oft-delayed project.

The breakthrough came after “very productive, high-level conversations” on Friday and Monday between Gov. Larry Hogan (R) and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Hogan spokesman Doug Mayer said.

A Department of Transportation spokesman confirmed the deal, and said it is expected to be signed next week.

Construction of the 16-mile light-rail line linking Montgomery and Prince George’s counties will begin within weeks after the deal is formalized.
Permalink WorldRoverski 
September 7th, 2017 12:25pm
The announcement put to rest worries in Maryland that the Purple Line might fall victim to desires in the Trump administration and the Republican Party to trim federal transit spending.

The deal drew praise from Maryland Democrats, some of whom applauded Hogan for ultimately backing the Purple Line despite having criticized it as too costly during his 2014 gubernatorial campaign.
Permalink WorldRoverski 
September 7th, 2017 12:26pm
It was Governor Hogan who stopped the latest effort, by removing state funds from going forward.

If you're gonna be ignorant, at least be ignorant about national issues.  On state issues, you're just embarrassing yourself.
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Let me know about this ignorance thingy....
Permalink WorldRoverski 
September 7th, 2017 12:27pm
>This comes up everytime a train extension is proposed to a rich neighborhood. Rich people drive cars to work, they don't ride trains or buses to work. They hate having train and bus service come to their neighborhood, particularly trains, because they know that some criminals from the poor area will use the train to get to their neighborhood and commit crimes.

Bullshit. Rich people don't like sitting in traffic, same as poor people. Rich people pay more to live near mass transit if they live in congested areas like DC and surroundings, NY, Boston, etc.
Permalink Shylock 
September 7th, 2017 2:42pm
No, this thing about rich people blocking transport links between their districts and poor districts is real. They do like the links from their rich districts to other rich districts (or business districts) however.

There were stories about this going on in Paris and some city in Australia (Sydney or Melbourne AFAIK).
Permalink Yoda 
September 9th, 2017 5:51am
No Nimby here in NY/NJ. For example, Englewood Hospital in affluent Bergen County volunteered their property to be the terminus for an expansion of the light rail line that currently stops in much less affluent Hudson County.

People here are used to mass transit and sitting next to all sorts of people.
Permalink Shylock 
September 9th, 2017 9:51pm

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