Sunday, January 27, 2013

Trains are coming and they want land and your taxes.

The Smart train is seizing land via eminent domain but forcing private property owners to pay for their own train crossings.

See this recent TV Report.

Smart Trains use eminent domain but force private property owners to pay for own crossings

The Board of Supervisors have commissioned studies for trolleys to run from Fairfax to San Rafael.  Make no mistake. This is all about building low income housing and getting federal tax dolllars.  The trolley people want to build a network of trolley lines throughout the neighborhoods of Marin.


It all seems so nice until you consider the real world implications.  The trolley will significantly add to commute times, cause congested traffic and create access problems for thousands of property owners.

We live in the 21st century.  We need to make peace with our time and forget returning to the 19th century way of life.  Many exciting  green transportation alternatives exist that will allow us to get
to our destinations quickly and cheaply.  Wouldn't you rather spend time with your loved ones than on crowded public transportation? 

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