Michael Horne
Plenty of Horne

Next Stops For The Streetcar

The devil is in the details of tax incremental financing and various meetings and approvals needed before construction begins.

By - Nov 24th, 2014 12:14 pm
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9 thoughts on “Plenty of Horne: Next Stops For The Streetcar”

  1. David says:

    Wow….. pretty quiet for such a provocative issue. I think the detractors have finally had enough. Talk radio is talking about the streetcar, but not devoting entire shows to the issue. I’m getting excited that we just might be on the verge of getting this through. Does the state have any leverage? Donovan?

  2. I agree with your assessment, David. Glad the AM gabbers are finding something else to talk about. I don’t think the state will have any leverage to meddle with this. Donovan’s quixotic quest is more of a means to accumulate signatures for future nomination papers as anything. I am getting excited about the possibilities, too. In a period of “watchful waiting.” Keeping my fingers crossed, but ready to pounce if need be.

  3. Casey says:

    @David maybe this will help: Choo Choo, boondoggle, Conductor Tommy, Choo Choo Barrett, use the federally earmarked transportation money on something else as if the feds would allow that….feel free to add in your own grade school type name calling or logic…

  4. David says:

    When have I ever name called. I’m not sure I understand your post.

  5. David says:

    @Casey…. I think I get it. Ha! It’s cloudy and snowing. I’m alittle slow today.

  6. David says:

    no worries David- just for clarity I was filling in for the anti-streetcar crowd. Maybe they’re trying beat the snow and left the office early and are stuck on west bound I94 trying to escape back to Walker-sha

  7. Bruce Thompson says:

    From an economic development viewpoint one of the criticisms often made of street cars–that they are far harder to reroute than buses–becomes an asset. A developer can commit millions of dollars with reasonable confidence that it will still be there. So using TIFs to help fund it makes sense.

  8. Tina Klose says:

    RACM meetings are held at 809 N. Broadway (not 709).

  9. Dave Reid says:

    @Tina Thanks.. I corrected and noted that this particular meeting is at 2:30.

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