Stimulus transportation funds heading to Iron Horse Trail
Original post made on Oct 25, 2010
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on Oct 25, 2010 at 1:03 pm
I would love to know how they calculated that 500 new jobs will be created in this district. Even if the entire $10.2 million was spent on wages, which it won't be, that only comes to $20400 per job, which when annualized is under $10/hour.
Sure, the trail will be nice, but does a nice place to walk or ride a bike really create any significant new economic activity other than what is required to build the trail? Seems unlikely.
on Oct 25, 2010 at 1:49 pm
I would say this does't create a single job. This and many other similar "stimulus projects", is spending for the sake of spending; it creates a task but does virtually nothing to stimulate economic activity. This is a good example of a project that should be cut given our economic condition.
The PW should be asking hard questions about why this money is being spent and exactly how this is going to benefit our economy. Out of one thousand applications this project is providing the best return on our investment?? Shame on Jerry McNerney for buying this $10 million campaign advertisement with our tax money.
on Oct 25, 2010 at 2:25 pm
I think this is awesome. We need more open space in this cement jungle we live in. Providing trail links to the Iron Horse will give our community more access via bicycle/ hiking, walking. Get out of your cars people, fuel costs continue to rise and a walk or bike to bart is a good start to counter this. Jobs at this point, 1-100 through job corps or any other program is a stimulus and better than spending tax money on unemployment. McNerney is keeping true to his values, a concerned citizen, listening to his supporters. Thanks Jerry for closing the gap on this trail!