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A selection of words from my vast vocabulary, including the ubiquitous "the," the always versatile "and," and the more obscure "incontrovertible," arranged in frequently meaningful, sometimes profound, yet often pedestrian sentences and statements, designed with one goal in mind-- that being, to communicate; keeping in mind the oft-used bromide, "Never use two words when one will do the same job as two or more words would have done, unless you just want to take up space and sound important," which is, I must concede, too often a secret objective of mine indeed. And yet, now, the secret is out.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Dusting off my calculator

The story says that the new Milwaukie line of MAX is going to cost upwards of 1.4 Billion dollars. AND here's the interesting part. Tri-Met says they expect AT BEST 12,100 new riders (those who do not currently use busses or mass transit at all) to use the new light-rail line. (It could be as low as some 8,000, according to the article.)

So, using the division button on my calculator, this translates to the government paying a whopping $115,702 PER NEW RIDER that they expect to use the new line-- AT BEST!

What I want to know is this: If I promise to ride MAX to work for the foreseeable future, can I expect Tri-Met to pay me the $115,702? I could really use the money!

link | posted by Matt Norquist at 1/22/2008 08:22:00 PM |


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