By: Diane Benjamin
In a perfect example of government believing individuals have no responsibility but government does:
The McLean County Regional Planning Commission will make a presentation that includes this:
Eliminate fatalities and life-changing injuries from our transportation system by 2030
That is the most absurd statement ever written with tax dollars. I can’t wait to hear how much bubble wrap will be required for vehicles and of course the people in them. Bikers and walkers will need it too.
If MCRPC thinks everybody will be riding a bus they are insane. If they think self driving cars will be the norm they are equally insane. I remember going to a Ford dealership with my dad in the 60’s where a self driving car was on display. Trusting a car to drive itself is like expecting every time you turn on your computer it is going to work perfectly, computers have been out for 40 years and still aren’t 100% dependable.
Maybe they want “everybody walks”. Maybe they want everybody on bikes, equally insane during Illinois winters.
Also in the documentation is this statement:
Data‐driven transportation infrastructure policy and management.
If data was used Complete Streets wouldn’t exist. FEW bikes ever use the bike lanes. I do see bikers crossing against stop lights, laws don’t apply to them evidently.
Is the real goal crappy roads so government can have money to redistribute instead? Lots of potholes does slow traffic!
ONE MORE NOTE:
From the documentation:
Proving yet again local government has no concept of “conflict of interest“, the MCRPC hired Hile Group to do the Go Safe study. Owner Julie Hile sits on the Connect Transit Board. In May Connect Transit managed to lose over $1,000,000. Congratulate Julie Hile for the loss and steering tax dollars to herself with via MCRPC. So much for public servant, Hile is closer to self-serving. https://drive.google.com/file/d/14LUojqx9sSmrx2HcTYWeMICdv9Ix4uas/view
CT still can’t find a new manager. Maybe Mark Peterson likes the big bucks or maybe nobody is far enough left to take the job. Or, maybe nobody wants to live in Illinois.
If riding the bus is part of the plan presented tonight the MCRPC should be abolished as incompetent self serving boobs. Side note, ridership in May was down from April.
I couldn’t find a reference to Info-Tech in the June 2020 meeting documents. See PDF page 17, sounds like a huge budget item coming. At least cyber-security is mentioned.
Solid waste is back for the thousandth presentation! Get the popcorn ready
(Of course privatizing service won’t be mentioned)