Comment 27273

By seancb (registered) - website | Posted November 11, 2008 at 13:33:08

"When the family budget is being pressured, you don't go out and look at a new house, you make sure the one you are in is looked after until brighter days are here again. "

Your analogy is inaccurate: are you calling LRT a "new house"? If so, then what is the old one? Or are you calling the city the "Old House"?

If you consider the citizens akin to a family, and the city akin to the family's home, then purchasing LRT would be more like adding a new roof, plus insulation to the existing house. It is an investment that protects the family from energy cost increases while increasing overall saleability.

LRT is an investment into the city. Building sprawl is more akin to "buying a new house instead of fixing the old" - if we are looking for places to cut, perhaps we should start there...

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