Thursday, March 28, 2013

Las Vegas BRT - What Zimmerman Doesn't Want You To See


A.Y. again publishes YouTube videos of the Las Vegas BRT in operation on the Vegas Strip. Also the Las Vegas Deuce double deck bus. Also a video of both operating on the Vegas Strip. The Vegas BRT runs on city streets in downtown Vegas and dedicated transitways in the suburbs. Enjoy the videos.

BRT and Double Deck Bus Together on Vegas Strip:

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Streetcar Town Hall Meeting Tonight at Kenmore Middle School


Just to remind everyone that the County Board is holding it's Streetcar Town Hall Meeting tonight at Kenmore Middle School (Carlin Springs Road at Route 50) between 6:30 PM and 9:00 PM. An open Q and A session is supposed to be scheduled between 7:45 and 8:55.

What Arlington taxpayers, voters, and residents SHOULD be seeing tonight are alternatives to streetcars in the Kenmore parking lot - BRT and advanced bus vehicles. We should be presented with information about ALL transit options on the Pike, not just what the County Board and its out-of-state REIT corporate cronies want us to see.

Please attend and bring signs, placards, and questions about the dangerous, expensive, and inefficient streetcar system we don't need and can't afford. We are attaching a badge you can print and wear tonight. See you there.


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Memo from County Board: Party's Over Here Next Weekend

Hey Yupette,

Did you hear the testimony by ordinary Arlington residents, taxpayers, and voters at tonight's County Board Budget Hearing? Pretty sobering. What's the response of the County Board going to be (with the exception of Libby Garvey)?  Here it is, direct from the C.Z. Public Information Team in the County Manager's Office:

"Party's Over Here with C.Z. (pictured left-center) on the M/V Minnow II in Newport News next weekend. Contact your Precinct Controller for details about the Pay-to-Play Extravaganza of the decade in Newport News. We still have a few $10,000 Sponsorships available. Don't miss out on your neighborhood development and redevelopment opportunity of the decade. For an extra $5,000 we'll include an automatic transfer-of-development rights from North Arlington to South Arlington. For another $5,000 we'll allow you to exempt your upscale condo in-fill redevelopment from having to build that nasty affordable housing on-site. Contact your Precinct Controller or the County Board Office about arranging Sponsorships".

2100 also

Sunday, March 24, 2013

County Board Serious About Selling Parks, Libraries, Community Centers, Etc.

Hi Yupette,

Here's the agenda for the County Board Office / Executive Leadership Team agenda for the March 20th joint work session at WETA. The County's Public Information Director, Diana Sun, is lying like a dog when she says that the meeting consisted of "informal strategic discussions". As you can see this was a formal facilitated meeting where the County Board and Executive Leadership Team were tasked with finding ways of disposing of  "aging and underutilized County property". Moreover, the teams that were tasked with deciding how to dispose of County property mostly consisted of non-residents. How's that for local democracy aka PLACE? The Planning Commission was represented by two Democratic Party / County Board facilitators, who didn't participate in the team discussions. No doubt about it, the County Board and County Manager are deadly serious about selling off the County's public infrastructure.