Mass transit - Daniel Hogan

By Corene Brisendine

Should the economic development portion of the half-cent sales tax be used to off-set the cost of the Metropolitan Planning Organization?


Should the city help fund a fixed-route bus system in Manhattan?

No. The city needs a public transit system, but the system needs to be self-supporting. There are other options available.

Should the city increase, decrease or maintain the efforts to facilitate bicyclists’ use of city streets as a mode of transportation?

Maintain. An increase would mean more spending, which leads to higher taxes. A decrease would lead to more congested streets. Maintain what we have.

Should the city devote more funding to develop walking and bicycle paths around the city?

No. They seem to be fine the way they are.

Should the city spend $11 million (or more) on expanding the airport and airport services?

No. There is not enough outbound or inbound passenger traffic at this time to justify the expense of expanding the terminal and other services. If any money is spent on the airport, it should be spent on maintaining and expanding the runways.

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