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Nirenberg and Wolff: Rail Won’t Be Part of New Mass Transit Proposal

Nirenberg and Wolff: Rail Won’t Be Part of New Mass Transit Proposal

“Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff said Tuesday that no rail transportation options would be considered in efforts to formulate a new mass transit plan for San Antonio.

“It’s absolutely not a light rail plan,” Nirenberg said following an appearance with Wolff at a Tricentennial Commemorative Week event. “We’re beyond light rail. The world is beyond light rail.”

Nirenberg recently announced the formation of ConnectSA, a nonprofit intended to become the driving force behind a modern multimodal transportation system plan that could be presented to voters. Neither Nirenberg nor Wolff had previously provided details of what the plan would include, including cost estimates.

Nirenberg and Wolff indicated Tuesday that the mass transit system likely to be pursued in the coming months would resemble something closer to trackless trains that are equipped with rubber tires and use dedicated traffic lanes. Trackless technologies could be developed on the city’s existing roads, be scalable to ridership demands, be more cost effective and adjustable than installing rail, and also present an opportunity for the city to be an early user of advanced technology, Nirenberg said.”

ANY dedicated lanes whether they’re tolled, bus only, bike only, autonomous vehicles only, any restricted lane is anti-liberty, period. This is a slippery slope that allows the government to pick the winners and losers of who gets mobility and who doesn’t based on their arbitrary whims. The fact we still have no concrete information about the Mayor’s supposed multi-modal plan tells me he knows there’s going to be BIG opposition to it so they’re farming it out to a committee of his choosing in a public private partnerships non-profit to HIDE data and facts from the public in order to wrap up his plan in a propaganda campaign to snow over voters when it’s nearly too late.

Remember what happened in Houston.

1. Metro asked voters to raise taxes for rail. They voted it down.

2. Metro asked voters to raise taxes for buses. They approved it.

3. Metro said, “Whaddya know, we have enough money for rail after all. Would you approve of us building rail without raising taxes?” Voters approved it.

To read more from the Rivard Report, click here.ayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff said Tuesday that no rail transportation options would be considered in efforts to formulate a new mass transit plan for San Antonio.

“It’s absolutely not a light rail plan,” Nirenberg said following an appearance with Wolff at a Tricentennial Commemorative Week event. “We’re beyond light rail. The world is beyond light rail.”

Nirenberg recently announced the formation of ConnectSA, a nonprofit intended to become the driving force behind a modern multimodal transportation system plan that could be presented to voters. Neither Nirenberg nor Wolff had previously provided details of what the plan would include, including cost estimates.

Nirenberg and Wolff indicated Tuesday that the mass transit system likely to be pursued in the coming months would resemble something closer to trackless trains that are equipped with rubber tires and use dedicated traffic lanes. Trackless technologies could be developed on the city’s existing roads, be scalable to ridership demands, be more cost effective and adjustable than installing rail, and also present an opportunity for the city to be an early user of advanced technology, Nirenberg said.”

ANY dedicated lanes whether they’re tolled, bus only, bike only, autonomous vehicles only, any restricted lane is anti-liberty, period. This is a slippery slope that allows the government to pick the winners and losers of who gets mobility and who doesn’t based on their arbitrary whims. The fact we still have no concrete information about the Mayor’s supposed multi-modal plan tells me he knows there’s going to be BIG opposition to it so they’re farming it out to a committee of his choosing in a public private partnerships non-profit to HIDE data and facts from the public in order to wrap up his plan in a propaganda campaign to snow over voters when it’s nearly too late.

Remember what happened in Houston.

1. Metro asked voters to raise taxes for rail. They voted it down.

2. Metro asked voters to raise taxes for buses. They approved it.

3. Metro said, “Whaddya know, we have enough money for rail after all. Would you approve of us building rail without raising taxes?” Voters approved it.

To read more from the Rivard Report, click here.

Alfie Evans, and the value of a single human life

Alfie Evans, and the value of a single human life

What is the value of a single human being?

Governments were established to secure human life, so what happened here?

The most obvious issue is this: “What is the meaning and value of a single human life?” It was a question that Dostoyevsky often asked. Can one kill an utterly useless and obnoxious human being with no consequences to himself?

In the case of infants, who is to decide this question of their worth? The parents? The doctors? The Health System? The Government? The Courts?

Little Alfie, may you rest in peace!

To read more from Mercatornet, click here.

National Day of Prayer San Antonio

National Day of Prayer San Antonio

On May 3, religious leaders of various faiths gathered on the steps of San Antonio City Hall for noon prayers.

San Antonio civic Government was officially formed on May 1, 1718. It was forged and formed on prayer asking for God’s Help to do what was good and right for the individual and the common good for long term domestic prosperity.

Save Old Hwy 90

Save Old Hwy 90

Listen to the people!

The Highway was renamed by City Council despite the fact that NOT ONE business contacted by city staff wanted the name change.

District 6 Councilman Greg Brockhouse has posted a survey, which you can take here.

 

Excerpts from San Antonio Council meeting 9/3/2015. Not one respondent replied in favor of name change.

Citizens On Patrol (C.O.P.) Class

Citizens On Patrol (C.O.P.) Class

From SAPD:
This is a reminder that there will be a COP class on Saturday, May 5th, from 9am until 1pm. It will be held at the SAPD North substation located at 13030 Jones-Maltsberger. There is no need to RSVP and all forms will be filled out at the beginning of the class.

This program is for anyone interested in being part of the solution in reducing or preventing crime in your neighborhood. The program teaches what to report and who the suspicious activity should be reported to, ultimately becoming an extra set of eyes and ears for police officers responding to calls for service in your area. This is not a class advocating confrontation, but rather observation and reporting.  After completing the class, each attendee is offered the opportunity to ride with an SAPD officer while on patrol.

There are no scheduled classes for the upcoming summer months, with classes resuming on Monday, September 10th

Election Information

Election Information

Early Vote Period: Monday, May 14, 2018 – Friday, May 18, 2018
 
Election Day: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
 
 

We cannot have long-term domestic prosperity without a solid foundation for society and we cannot have that good foundation without strong families.

Voting is a right of citizens, and citizens are duty-bound not only to vote, but to vote with a well-formed conscience.

May this Family Values Voter Guide assist voters in making wise choices at the polling sites. Make your vote count!