For those of you who have the time or hang out near the University, Friday afternoon holds a special treat for you:
University Link Groundbreaking
March 06, 2009
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The importance of starting to actually turn some earth is difficult to overestimate. Once capital expenditures start being expended the logic of sunk costs makes it harder and harder for various public nuisances to stop the project.
The ridership on U-Link will be astronomical, and the increase in quality-of-ride over buses will be especially large. University Link (and North Link after it) will also provide many opportunities for elimination, consolidation, truncation, or reduction in capacity of Metro bus routes, easing their long-term operating budget crisis. This is a big moment for the region.