Tucy wrote:Hannibal Lecter wrote:^ Keep in mind that DART itself has no desire to build D2.
The push for the subterranean albatross is coming from the Dallas City Council, which has never met a boondoggle it didn't love -- as long as another taxing authority was on the hook for it.
In fairness, Dallas City Council has been perfectly happy to use their own taxing authority to fund boondoggles.
Ironically enough, the decision by city and county leadership to respond to coronavirus as if Dallas was just like NYC has kneecapped every local taxing authority's capacity for years. D2 was already on life support before this, sooner or later DART is gonna have to cut the engineers and consultants loose to pay bus driver salaries. On the other hand, if there's no excess money for boondoggles, the "urbanist" grifters that have infested Dallas for the last decade may be forced to move on and find another city willing to fund their real-life SimCity game...