Finishing rapid transit
Re: Bowman pledges to finish rapid transit if elected (Sept. 2). Hopefully Brian Bowman's pledge will include a commitment to return southwest rapid transit to the parallel-to-Pembina route from the developer-enriching woodlands detour route.
So far, Bowman has committed himself to going forward with Katz's detour scheme. I would welcome a flip-flop on that.
-- Spence Furby
Bowman was on my maybe list, but now he is completely in the background -- somewhere. Don't care.
Is there anybody who gives a damn about what this city really needs? We keep on telling you in great big bold letters that we need far better infrastructure. Anybody? That, people, is what we need. It will take a lot of money to get our roads back into decent shape. All we see time and again is patchwork.
I haven't been on a bus in probably 40 years. The rapid transit routes will in no way affect my commute. Having said that, rapid transit is a necessity for any urban centre that wishes to be regarded as a city worth living in or visiting. Bowman seems to realize that the future of Winnipeg isn't based on his needs but rather his kids' (and my great grandkids') needs.
If the "we can't afford it" philosophy had won out 100 years ago, we wouldn't have the water supply we do now, and if it had been prevalent 45 years ago, we wouldn't have the Centennial Concert Hall, the Manitoba Museum, the WAG or RMTC.
New trustee candidate
Re: Teen adds name to trustee ballot (Aug. 31). Judging by [Dakota Kochie's] resumé, he sounds like a very informed individual and will make a very good trustee. Especially compared to some who have been elected in the past and only served for getting their name in front of the public, but contributed next to nothing to the job.
Well, most career politicians are about at the age to get back into their diapers -- might as well have one just out of them.
At the very least, at his age his integrity and honesty should be forefront.
Good luck -- hope you will/can make a difference someday.
-- no sense
I'm really not sure if someone who just came through our pathetic education system is qualified to set policy and direction for future students.
I think just finishing high school would give him the most perspective regarding what needs to go on in the education system to be more effective.