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SanBAG begins design of Redlands Passenger Rail

SanBAG begins design of Redlands Passenger Rail ProjectBy Sandra Emerson , Redlands Daily Facts redlandsdailyfacts.com REDLANDS >>The design phase of the Redlands Passenger Rail Project has begun, but actual operations are still a few years away. San Bernardino Associated Governments, or SanBAG, the lead agency on the project, has started an 18-month design phase and… Continue reading SanBAG begins design of Redlands Passenger Rail

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Rail project “subsidizers” will be taxpayers

A READER SAYS Rail project “subsidizers” will be taxpayers Re: “SanBAG planning $242M in funds for Redlands Passenger Rail project (June 7)” I appreciate the Facts’ ongoing and dedicated reporting of the Redlands Passenger Rail Project (RPRP) and, in particular of the fact that SanBAG has neglected to provide consistent and transparent information regarding lack… Continue reading Rail project “subsidizers” will be taxpayers

Rail to Redlands project math still fuzzy, from financing to rider costs

Rail to Redlands project math still fuzzy, from financing to rider costs  The Redlands Daily Facts article “SanBAG planning $242M in funds for Redlands Passenger Rail project (June 7),” attempts to make sense of the cost of the Redlands Passenger Rail Project. The Inland Empire Transit Alliance has been working on this issue, and we… Continue reading Rail to Redlands project math still fuzzy, from financing to rider costs

A Reader Says: Rail to Redlands pipeline for crime, not prosperity

Rail to Redlands pipeline for crime, not prosperity More than 20 years ago, Southern California Association of Governments and local politicians all hailed that the new Metrolink from Los Angeles was going to be the economic engine of San Bernardino and the Inland Empire. OK, where is the prosperity and economic growth for San Bernardino from… Continue reading A Reader Says: Rail to Redlands pipeline for crime, not prosperity

Forget Cost, Explain the NEED! A Reader Said

Forget cost, explain need for train Mayor Pro Tem Jon Harrison is right to feel bewilderment about the discrepancy in reported costs for the proposed railway through Redlands. Because of different methods of calculating costs and of reporting the facts about the railroad, it is difficult to know whom to believe.  Regardless which reported cost… Continue reading Forget Cost, Explain the NEED! A Reader Said

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A READER SAYS: Cost of rail project is too high

A READER SAYS: Cost of rail project is too high I am not surprised by Redlands Mayor Pro Tem Jon Harrison’s “facts of (the) Redlands Passenger Rail Project (RPRP).” His bias toward assuring that the RPRP is clear. He is an unelected board member of San Bernardino Associated Governments. He worked for Esri as a… Continue reading A READER SAYS: Cost of rail project is too high

A Reader Says: Train will clog up Redlands streets

A Reader Says: Train will clog up Redlands streetsTrain will clog up Redlands streetsThere are many projected and hoped for benefits touted for the proposed Rail to Redlands and its estimated 720daily riders. None, however, touches or addresses adequately the for-certain degradation to the safety of residents ofRedlands.The fixed route rail line necessarily crosses existing… Continue reading A Reader Says: Train will clog up Redlands streets

A Reader Says: Train money would be better spent on irrigation

redlandsdailyfacts.com A Reader Says: Train money would be better spent on irrigationTrain money would be better spent on irrigationAccording to the op-ed by Mayor Pro-Tem Jon Harrison ( True cost of Redlands Passenger Rail Project , May 5), thecost of the Redlands Passenger Rail Project (RPRP) is estimated at $320 million, ($242 million plus $78… Continue reading A Reader Says: Train money would be better spent on irrigation

IETA Letter to Senator Morrell

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A Reader Says: Op-ed defending rail funding has holes

redlandsdailyfacts.com A Reader Says: Op-ed defending rail funding has holesOp-ed defending rail funding has holesThis letter is in response to Mayor Pro Tem Jon Harrison’s op-ed, “ True cost of Redlands Passenger RailProject”(RPRP) (May 5), which states that “commuter rail service was determined to be the most feasible and costeffective in meeting the project goals… Continue reading A Reader Says: Op-ed defending rail funding has holes

Redlands Passenger Rail Project cost facts and myths; Mayor Pro Tem

redlandsdailyfacts.com A Reader Says: Redlands Passenger Rail Project cost facts andmythsRedlands Passenger Rail Project cost facts and mythsOver the past few weeks, I have been bewildered by the difference in the cost of the Redlands Passenger Rail Project(RPRP) expressed by the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SanBAG) and the one by the Inland EmpireTransit Alliance (IETA).SanBAG’s… Continue reading Redlands Passenger Rail Project cost facts and myths; Mayor Pro Tem

VISION FOR REDLANDS ~ Tamara Madai, Resident of Redlands

VISION FOR REDLANDS Public Comments made at Redlands City Council Meeting, May 20, 2015 By Tamara Madai, Resident of Redlands   Throughout its history, Redlands has had citizens whose visions for the city have contributed to quality of life not only for those living in Redlands, but others who come to visit.    There is… Continue reading VISION FOR REDLANDS ~ Tamara Madai, Resident of Redlands

Op-ed: True cost of Redlands Passenger Rail Project

Jon Harrison is mayor pro tem of Redlands and a SanBAG board member. By Jon Harrison Op-ed: True cost of Redlands Passenger Rail Project Questions have been raised about the true cost of the Redlands Passenger Rail Project. To be certain, the estimated cost for the project has changed over time. Is that because the… Continue reading Op-ed: True cost of Redlands Passenger Rail Project

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Letter Real Cost

Redlands Daily Facts 700 Brookside, Redlands 92373                                May 8, 2015 Editor: This letter is in response to the article entitled, “True cost of Redlands Passenger Rail Project”(RPRP) by Jon Harrison dated May 5, 2015. He states that, “commuter rail service was determined to be the most feasible and cost effective in meeting the project goals… Continue reading Letter Real Cost

Redlands Passenger Rail Project (RPRP) Costs

May 7, 2015 Redlands Passenger Rail Project (RPRP) Costs: Bonds are debt obligations issued by public entities to fund public projects. In this case the bonds are called municipal bonds and are issued by the State of California. Public entities go to the commercial markets to sell these bonds to investors (usually investment houses that… Continue reading Redlands Passenger Rail Project (RPRP) Costs

Redlands Passenger Rail deal worsens

redlandsdailyfacts.com A Reader Says: Redlands Passenger Rail deal worsensRedlands Passenger Rail deal worsensMembers of the Inland Empire Transit Alliance met with SanBAG employees on April 30. As Lando Calrissian said inEmpire Strikes Back “This deal is getting worse all the time!”First, there will be 25 round trip trains per day rolling through Redlands. That means… Continue reading Redlands Passenger Rail deal worsens

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