Monday, June 30, 2008

Excuse Me Sir, Is That The Chatteringhead Choo-Choo?

From the venerable James Rowen:
You hear it on talk radio all the time: No one will ride the train, blah blah blah.

Except...Amtrak is setting records between Milwaukee and Chicago.

Now imagine for a moment that you could ride the light rail from Brookfield or UW-M or King Drive, transfer at the InterModal station downtown, and continue on to Chicago via Amtrak, or south on the Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee commuter line?

Oh...I forgot...that wouldn't work here, because no one will ride the train.


  1. Or better...

    Imagine that you could ride the Freeway Flyer bus from Brookfield, Mequon, Hales Corners, to downtown, and then take Amtrak to Chicago.

    Oh--gee!! That already EXISTS!!

  2. So the obvious solution: Spend $800 million more!!!

  3. Imagine a metro area where morons aren't throwing body blocks in front of innovative ideas.

    Right now that metro area would not be Milwaukee.