Thursday, October 26, 2006
Light at the End of the Tunnel
No one uses the Wabash Tunnel. Super-sleuth reporters from the Post Gazette unveiled the obvious today, outlining how the $10.9 Million Wabash Tunnel (not to be confused with the $435 Million Allegheny River Tunnel from Downtown to the "North Shore") costs nearly $12/user on a daily basis, burrowing a substantial hole in PAT's operating budget.
I remain baffled as to why Paul Skoutelas, primary architect of all of these bullshit projects, wasn't unceremoniously dumped on his face. $500 million might have provided a solution for us poor Downtown to Oakland commuters forced to share our 1.5 sqft of alloted space on the 71C with the trench-coat flasher and "Showtime," the walking meth lab. Never has anyone raised so much public coin for public transit in Pittsburgh... Nor has anyone ever spent it so poorly.
Posted by 1111 at 1:24 PM