As a follow-up to the last post, gas prices may save the idea of light rail in this city. After projections of gas over $4.00 per gallon this summer, wouldn't you imagine that almost any light rail plan passes this fall? I'm not sure that it matters whether it is a good plan or a bad plan.
The alternative is a city of people paying $4.25 per gallon saying that transportation alternatives are unwarranted. That might not paint a pretty picture of our collective intelligence to the outside world.