Contrary to a major push by citizens and his political opponent in the mayors race, to locate train station on East Side...Brown follows the money/influence and locates downtown.
Could the voters in the fall derail this train??
There is a reason the saying 'a vocal minority and silent majority' exists.
If Brown and Schroeder were in different parties I could see this as Higgins and Ryan would assist. But there is no way those two are stupid enough to go against Brown by backing Schroeder in a primary. Also, as Grump pointed out, most voters don't care or have the attention span of a goldfish.
Besides...as soon as the downtown stadium is announced Higgins and Ryan are going to look like idiots.
I wonder how many passengers use the current Amtrak stations in the area. If the stadium is built downtown would there be an uptick in train passengers game day or the day before?
WNY, I understand it's about 200 people a day. So we're going to blow $100 million on a building almost no one will use or see. Yeah, 8 days a year as many as 1000 might use it. Leftie, no matter where they build the stadium high talker Higgins and Ryan will look like idiots because they are, in fact, idiots.
Consider that a drive from Greensboro NC to Charlotte NC is 92.4 miles and takes 90 minutes. Amtrak charges $19.50 and $30.50 for tickets and the trip takes about 1 hr, 43 min. But from Rochester NY to Buffalo NY you're looking at just 73.9 miles and 1 h 15 min yet Amtrak charges $21.00 to $40.00 for tickets and the trip takes 1 hr, 23 min. Does not make sense.
Added to this, Amtrak does not really do any sort of reasonably priced 'pass' that would, I think, be a strong selling point to many. For example, a 5 round trip pass from Rochester to Buffalo at 20% off? Would help sell tickets for Bills or Sabres games or people just wanting to have an option during the summer.
Last edited by grump; April 21st, 2017 at 07:40 PM.
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