Cincinnati Business Courier reporter Chris Wetterich wrote an eye opening article that outlines the hypocrisy of the likes of Chris Smitherman, John Cranley, Charlie Winburn, Amy Murray, and most of those against the Streetcar. The MLK interchange (highway project) bond issue got none of challenges put upon the Streetcar. The MLK interchange operating and maintenance costs won't pay for themself. It's economic impact study was written by the same group that wrote the impact study for the Streetcar. Yet, none of the Streetcar Critics questioned anything about adding more roads.
It is like the Cranley Conservative Cabal is delusional. What else could explain their flip flop on what they demand on transportation projects. It wouldn't be because this MLK interchange is something that suburbanites are demanding? The GOP is all about the suburbs and more importantly about the homogeneous mindsets prevalent in a large portion of voters who live in the suburbs. (Like Driving and Free Parking) I guess getting the short term traffic flow of I-71 Southbound cleared up is an unquestioned truth that must occur no matter the cost to the rest of the City. I mean, how many cops could Cranley hire with the 20 million dollars of capital costs? I am sure Cranley is working on the numbers, it's not like he's won't lie again about how capital budget funds can be used for operating expenses, again.