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Agreeing with Jeffrey Evans

I never thought I’d be agreeing with Jeffrey Evans, but it does seem to be time RFTA quit staring at projections on computer screens and started observing the real world.

When you’re out in your car, look in the windows – most of those buses are empty most of the time. Obsolete technology and outmoded thinking.

With what they’re already spending, maybe they could buy a fleet of hybrid mini-vans, link them to a central computer with GPS and 2-way communications and just drive people wherever they want to go for free.

For what they are planning to spend, they could build electric cars out at the business center and let people use them in town for free or even give them away.

Truth be told, if somebody had had the sense to hire a track crew instead of a lawyer, what’s been spent on bike paths would have built two or three railroads.

Rgarding the S-curves, perhaps with a 5-gallon bucket of paint, half-a-dozen barrels and three yield signs, a temporary roundabout could be tried at Cemetery Lane to see if it would help the traffic.

Advice to local politicians: ALL the problems in Pitkin County and the city of Aspen are caused by too much development. More development is NOT going to solve the problems.

Richard Gordon

Aspen


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