Bottineau Continues To Take A Beating
By Andrew Richter
Here’s yet another letter to editor opposing Bottineau Transit;
For decades I’ve seen bus service deteriorate in frequency and extent in Golden Valley. The reason given is there are too few riders to justify some of the routes and service frequency.
Now we are looking at spending $1 billion just on construction of the Bottineau light rail line in anticipation of enormous future ridership demand. Compare that $1 billion to the total annual budget of the entire Metro Transit system – $310 million.
Yes, the construction cost alone of one 13-mile rail line exceeds the entire annual budget of the Twin Cities metropolitan area’s primary public transit system by more than 3 to 1. Is much thought given to economics?