Post by Tony
Can this government get one promise right?
I doubt it.
"The Government has conceded its flagship transport policy has been put on
"It had been obvious for months the project, a light rail line from
Britomart in downtown Auckland to the airport, was troubled, with coalition
partners NZ First openly saying it wouldn't progress this Parliamentary
"After almost three years, light rail finally made it to the Cabinet table
on Monday. Transport Minister Phil Twyford should have left the Cabinet room
closer to a decision on who would build the enormous infrastructure project.
"Instead, it was axed, which the Government was forced to admit on
Wednesday, saying it would be kicked back to officials after nearly three
years of deliberation."
Let the Anzacs learn for themselves what we Yanks discovered LONG ago.
In the age of the automobile, "Light rail" and "high-speed rail" are little
more than boondoggles and White elephants that never pay for themselves, let
alone turn a profit.
Recently the Spanish have come to that conclusion, but they won't say it out
It's said that insanity is defined by doing the same thing over and over and
expecting a different outcome. The Land of Fruits and Nuts continues to flog
the dead horse of high-speed rail, despite sinking $100 billion into an
economic black hole: http://youtu.be/DnyWRS-t0BA
The US is not the EU and will NEVER be, GET IT?: http://rlu.ru/2I0F8
Also, ever notice that the loonie Left and eco-kooks
DEMAND light rail and high-speed rail, then turn around
and howl that it's "destroying the environment"?