Sunday, September 18, 2005

A North Carolina Pork Project for Katrina Use

Looking for pork to cut to feed the Katrina relief effort? How 'bout this idiotic "light rail" fantasy for the Raleigh-Durham area weighing in at a hefty $630 million...
Even while North Carolina’s three largest metro areas try to boost their “world class city” credentials with new light-rail transit systems, ridership trends suggest that such prestige projects will only aggravate already-spiraling costs.

Nowhere is this more evident than in Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, where the Triangle Transit Authority is the lead agency for a regional light-rail system that is supposed to cost about $630 million.
Not needed - almost no one will ride it.

Kill it and use the money elsewhere.


Instapundit is, of course, leading the way here and here and has joined N.Z. Bear in a Blogger Pork Busters fest.
Join the fun. Don't forget to communicate with your elected representatives, too.

And, despite Professor Reynold's undeserved slur on North Carolina BBQ sauce, please continue to support the real pork industry. And some of us like the subtle mixture of flavors in our sauce.

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