Up Sucker Creek

Up Sucker Creek
Photo Courtesy of the Lake Oswego Library

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Et tu Tualatin?

It may be that the public is seeing dollar signs and even more congestion when driving a car is made more difficult.  Maybe it's their hard-earned money going into developers' and contractors' pockets through crony capitalism and public-private partnerships.  Or they may see government run amok using their money without their permission.  And then there's an overly controlling government trying to run other people's lives.   Of maybe they just want to be asked.   Lots of reasons why any city would want to fight a Metro take-over.

Times may have changed, but mass transit hasn't.

Tualatin may join light rail fight

Updated: Published: 

TIGARD, Ore. (KOIN 6) — In March, Tigard voters passed a ballot initiative requiring public approval before any light rail or bus project can pass through.
In 1977, Tigard had 14,000 people. Now it’s a city of 49,000, said former Tigard Mayor Craig Dirksen.
Plans to bring mass transit to the area have been met with opposition, and now Tualatin may follow Tigard’s lead.
Tualatin citizens are gathering signatures requiring any approval of a plan be put before voters.
Metro, though, is moving forward with plans for a new high capacity transit line from Southwest Portland through Tigard to Tualatin.
(Video available on KOIN website - see link above)

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