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Is the U2C an example of a gadgetbahn?
« on: April 22, 2021, 07:21:03 AM »

This guest editorial highlights a local resident's concern about the financial burden of the $423 million JTA Ultimate Urban Circulator project on local taxpayers. The writer's thoughts were shared at the May 21, 2021 Jacksonville City Council's Special Finance Committee Workshop on the Local Option Gas Tax (LOGT) proposal.

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Re: Is the U2C an example of a gadgetbahn?
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2021, 06:08:28 PM »
Marcus, impressive response.  Keep at it.  It's hard to ignore your points unless you have already been "bought and sold" which, unfortunately, some people appear to have been.

Take the Chamber's endorsement today.  It's dominated by a group of "good ol' boy" CEO's who stand to financially benefit* from this project so, of course, it's a conflict of interests.  Add, this just further proves that Daniel Davis, its chair, is Curry 2.0 and adds to why he should not be our next mayor.

*Just a couple of examples:  I have witnessed the Chamber Chair's company, Miller Electric, working on the Skyway.  As noted in another thread, I also think the Bay Street portion of this AV project might better be named the "GadgetKHAN" as his projects, if they go forward, stand to benefit from any successes on Bay Street.
Curry and the chamber support JTA’s Skyway conversion to a 10-mile network for elevated and at-grade tracks for automated vehicles.

However, the plan has met with public and Council criticism.

“JTA is a national leader in autonomous vehicles and incorporating them in our downtown is one more step in building the innovation ecosystem we need to attract more tech investment to our city,” [JAX Chamber Chair Henry] Brown said.

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