Sunday, January 20, 2008
Big Dig or Big Drain
Boston had their "Big Dig" project. Norfolk (Virginia) has their "Big Drain", which is their vaporware "lite rail" project. This is a project that has been delayed more times than Fred Thompson's presidential bid. What's worse, is that they're completely ignoring the existence of an existing, abandoned, but intact heavy rail line that connects downtown Norfolk to NOB Naval base, to Virginia Beach oceanfront, and extends around through Chesapeake. Reinventing the wheel is what matters most to them. What a f-ing stupid mess.