A recent forum about the Streetcar Proposal at the Columbus Metropolitan Club and a follow up article from The Dispatch have brought an interesting issue to light. The issue is — should a board member of the Central Ohio Transit Authority and suburban real estate developer be making public statements like this…
“We already have a fabulous rapid-transit system…it’s called the freeway!”
Not exactly visionary leadership, eh? There’s a pretty good uproar going on over at Columbus Underground, where a campaign has begun seeking the resignation of Mr. Weiler.
So what do you think? Should a transit official be making disparaging remarks about mass transit? Should a suburban real estate developer be in a position to make judgments about the future of urban transit in Columbus?
I know what camp I’m sitting in.