Letter: County councilor opposes mass transit

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Editor,

I don’t believe there is a need or want for mass transit in Westfield among the non-government affiliated citizens of Westfield.

Looking at the two alternatives listed in Current, I am scratching my head how the less used number one can be more expensive to operate than the number two?
($2.2 million vs. $1.9 million)

[The article published Sept. 29] contained a statement which I believe is inaccurate and misleading: “Westfield could see three major stops at the city’s largest consumer and recreation areas that draw huge numbers day in and day out.”

Really? Of the three later described, only one, Village Park Plaza, has historical evidence to back up the above statement. The other two do not; Grand Park has only weekend traffic, and Grand Junction doesn’t even exist yet!

There will NOT be throngs of shoppers coming to Village Park Plaza from downtown Indianapolis.

Likewise, why would someone ride a bus to Grand Park from downtown Indianapolis?

My preference is to start small and determine the need before building an expensive, grandiose system that will be an albatross around the taxpayers’ necks forever.

At Your Service,
Rick McKinney


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