Friday, March 6, 2015

Time for a Comprehensive Local Bus Network That Serves Everyone

Hey, Yupette,

How much will County taxpayers pay to support Capital Bikeshare next fiscal year? Another pet vanity transit project that rational and sane adults decline to use five months a year. Like during this prolonged winter. Then there's the lack of anything resembling a safety program for bicyclists in general and Capital Bikeshare in particular. Oh, County Government also approves site plans that co-locate hundreds of motor vehicle parking spaces and hundreds of bicycle parking spaces in the same building. Rush hour gridlock on adjacent streets when warm weather finally arrives? Stay tuned.

How much is being poured into seasonal Bikeshare that could be spent on better Metrobus service and more ART Bus routes that can serve everyone year-around? Where is that independent internal auditor? While we're at it, can we have a linked connector bus transit system among local jurisdictions?

Thank for your blog,

ART Bus Rider


32 Comments:

At 06 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

DC is hanging it up with streetcars after paying $450 million for 2.2 miles of tracks.

 
At 06 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also urge Jay Fisette to retire...take his trendy, vibrant, Bikeshare special interest to some wealthy enclave that desperately deserves it.

 
At 06 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much has been peed away on other special interest gimmes over the past decade?

 
At 06 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

County ran out of road salt. Nothing moved except SUVs and buses for 12 hours on iced up roads and streets.

 
At 06 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last I checked Arlington is remaining "Progressive." That means throwing money at every venture favored by the liberal intelligentsia in addition to public schools.

Where is that independent internal auditor?
Fantasyland.

 
At 06 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did Governor McAuliffe sign the Independent Internal Auditor authorization for Arlington passed unanimously by the General Assembly?

 
At 06 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

STOP funding Capital Bikeshare with Arlington taxpayers' tax dollars !!!

 
At 06 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Progressives? Like the Lexus 'We Can't Spend Too Much on Arlington's Shools' Liberals who are running in the Dem Primary for School Board?

 
At 06 March, 2015 , Anonymous Jeff said...

Where's my ART Bus, Dude?

 
At 07 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

In a month it will be Summer.

 
At 07 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Liberal Intelligentsia" is the second oxymoron seen on this blog this week.

 
At 07 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think Jay, Walter, and Mary are going to allow ANY kind of auditor to expose their and Zimmy's fiscal shenanigans?

 
At 07 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the solar? Oh Dominion won't allow Solar so we can't have solar. Have to burn various forms of fossil fuel for 'community energy'.

 
At 07 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to know what happens when 453 motor vehicles and 182 bicycles try to use the streets around a mixed-use building at rush hours.

 
At 07 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why should the REITs and County Staff who rubber stamp the REITs' plans care? They don't live here.

 
At 07 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to know what happens when an urban hipster on a bikeshare bicycle hits a stroller pushed by helicopter parents on a sidewalk.

 
At 07 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we please have one linked connector bus system for inside-the-beltway?

 
At 07 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bikeshare is a 7-months per year alternative to driving, walking, taking Matrobus, taking Metrorail. BTW, taxpayers also subsidize Metrobus and Metrorail.

 
At 07 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bikeshare is another icon of the Bicycle Cult.

 
At 07 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just ignore all the bicycle related injuries and continue diverting tax dollars from improving bus service.

 
At 07 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My neighborhood needs an ART Bus route. We don't need more bicycles.

I am all for a complete moratorium on additional Bikeshare stations until ART Bus routes cover the entire County.

 
At 07 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does Bikeshare get whatever it wants while ART Bus routes get extended until they becomes ridiculous? Maybe because Bikesahre is controlled by Arlington Democratic Party insiders.

 
At 07 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

More Urban Village Idiocy - major subsidies for 7 months / year of alternative transportation service run by a special interest group that serves about 10% of Arlington's population.

 
At 07 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bikeshare renters ride on the sidewalk because Bikeshare rental stations are located on sidewalks.

 
At 07 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

More like 5% of Arlington's population.

 
At 08 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So new ART Bus routes are constantly deferred to fund new Bikeshare stations? What kind of transportation planning is that?

 
At 08 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Streets are gonna be a complete mess this Summer. Parents think nothing of pushing strollers down the middle of a residential street.

 
At 08 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Transportation Planning"? You mean the next interation of "Complete Streets" aka Gridlock?

 
At 09 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much do we all pay for these special interests that, altogether, serve 25% of Arlington's population?

 
At 09 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never mind the bicycles. Next big thing is being stuck behind yuptards pushing strollers down the middle of residential streets.

 
At 09 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, bikeshare is controlled by ACDC insiders.

 
At 10 March, 2015 , Anonymous Alvin Munchkin said...

If you don't like the way we ride Bikeshare bicycles...stay off the sidewalks

 

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