Jim Horn, the ornery chair of the Eastside Transportation Association and former state senator, just hates Prop 1’s expansion of light rail:
“It costs too much. It does too little. It is too late. And there is a better solution,” Horn said. […] “We can have people carpooling for virtually one-tenth of the cost and we can carry 50 percent more riders than the light rail does,” he said.
Yeah… carpooling. (Or, as long as we’re proposing creative solutions, perhaps we could just follow the lead set by the grandfather of fellow transit-hater Kemper Freeman Jr., and just lock up the Eastside’s large Asian population in internment camps. That’ll clear a lot of cars off the roads.)
And how does Horn propose we achieve this epic increase in carpooling?
The key to increasing carpool numbers across the region is in aggressive advertising, Horn said.
Aggressive advertising. Now that’s a transportation solution I’m guessing Horn expects our struggling local media to get behind.