Connect Transit Destroys Infrastructure!

By:  Diane Benjamin While the Councils in both Bloomington and Normal cheer Connect Transit as a great community asset – the streets citizens are forced to pay more for are being destroyed.  They weren’t built for huge buses.  Imagine how much worse the damage would be if more than 3 people were on them! Remember […]

Your car get damaged on city Roads?

By:  Diane Benjamin I’m pretty sure the City of Bloomington doesn’t advertise this, but they pay a lot for liability insurance.  According to the proposed budget, here’s what it covers: PDF page 194:     http://www.cityblm.org/home/showdocument?id=18372 Since Bloomington has refused to fund infrastructure adequately for many years, they should be responsible for any loss you incur […]

Roads weren’t made for HUGE buses

By:  Diane Benjamin h/t Doug Fansler, Normal resident Besides devouring at least $800,000 a month government stole from you to fund it, Connect Transit is destroying infrastructure.  The roads weren’t built for huge buses.  The roads weren’t built so buses could make right turns, especially if traffic is sitting in the far lane. Remember when a […]

Tari: Announce your run for reelection yet?

By:  Diane Benjamin Luckily I have a huge network of people who want the truth told.  The local media has failed miserably at being government watchdogs. Below is a post that WAS on Tari’s campaign Facebook page from 2013.  It has since disappeared.  It was sent to me MONTHS ago by a reader who copied […]

Bloomington: Roads are no priority!

By:  Diane Benjamin Book 1 of the Bloomington Budget has some conflicting information for proposed spending on roads:  http://www.cityblm.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=8224 The Motor Fuel Tax receipts from the new tax last year was supposed to be spent on roads. According to this page – only $2,000,000 is in the budget for road repairs (Page 289).  Last year $9,330,000 […]