Connect Transit proves government doesn’t work

By:  Diane Benjamin Some people think Medicare for All would be fabulous.  Dig slightly deeper folks, it would be a disaster! Compare Medicare for All to Connect Transit.  Some people think access to public transportation is a “right”, these same people think healthcare is a “right”.  Neither are “rights” because both require other people to […]

Bloomington Tonight – Connect Transit and more

By:  Diane Benjamin https://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=22465 Tonight a representative from the McLean County Regional Planning Commission will talk about local transit. She will be followed by the Connect Transit’s General Manager. Prediction:  Neither speaker will mention the buses are too big to serve the people with no other means of transportation.  Neither speaker will recognize the huge […]

Who is the Working Group working for?

By:  Diane Benjamin Why was the Connect Transit Working Group formed? Think back: People disenfranchised by route changes, non ADA compliance, fare increases, and huge empty buses showed up at City Council meetings (over and over) demanding changes. These people had tried talking to the Connect Transit Board and were ignored. They tried talking to […]

Normal’s Stan Nord fires back

By:  Diane Benjamin Trustees Karyn Smith and Chemberly Cummings were absent. The easiest way to recap last night’s meeting is by topic.  Readers can jump in the video to topics of interest to them.  The meeting finale was priceless, don’t miss it. 4:00 – Stan Nord removes B-H on the Omnibus Agenda.  Chris Koos is […]

The FOIA Email Treasure Trove

By:  Diane Benjamin It could take a long time to report everything I received with a FOIA of emails between Stan Nord and Normal City Manager Pam Reece.  One thing obvious is she doesn’t approve of Stan looking at what she and the “professional staff” do.  Pam thinks Stan’s job is setting policy, not looking […]