Tea Party members use fear and smear tactics to demonize patriotic public representation with the intent of handing power over to less than patriotic big business interests hellbent on polluting the world for profit.
Governments don’t seek outrageous profits. Governments pay private contractors who would rather maximize profits by constructing public infrastructure on the cheap. It’s wrong to mislead island residents and constituents to believe there were no studies of alternatives, and less than honest to state they were given short shrift in those studies.
Tom Berg is not presenting a comprehensive, fair view on light rail, BRT and transit oriented development.