Phoenix Arizona – Under construction
is a $1.1 billion ($1,100,000,000) PHX sky Train that will “service” the passengers of Sky
Harbor Airport. This monumental misappropriation
of tax money has reached a dramatic construction milestone. Workers have built a bridge for the train
that is 100 feet in the air and crosses a airport Taxi way.
When this incredibly wasteful spending
portion of the project is complete, as early as October 2010 planes will roll
underneath the bridge on the taxiway! When the boondoggle is operational then passengers to sky harbor will have the privilege
of viewing planes beneath them while riding the driverless choo-choo train.
The bridge won't affect takeoffs and
landings because taxiways - unlike runways - are roads that pilots use to move
aircraft around the airport while they are on the ground
The Sky Train is a white elephant
the first of its kind in the US where a transportation system crosses over an
What is mind numbing about the onus
is its cost for something that buses already exist for. The project costs $229,166,666 per mile, $43,402
per foot and $3616 per inch. In the
metric system this works out to $142 per millimeter! How in the world could have our wonderfully smart
politicians able to justify such
expense for something that already exists?
When complete the 4.8 mile the Sky
Train transport passengers to the airport’s 3 terminals, rental car facility
and the 44th street and Washington light rail station. The Phoenix metro light rail is part of the valley metro mass transit system which incidentally
bilked the taxpayers out of $1.4 Billion $1,400,000,000.
than that, supersized planes like the airbus 380 won’t be able to get under
phoenix Sky Bridge to nowhere. Supersized
planes - like an Airbus 380 - won't fit under that part of the tracks, but
there are other places at the airport where, theoretically, future Group 6
aircraft such as the Airbus could get around said Jane Morris, an assistant
aviation director at Sky Harbor.
“The airport is building the train
to help with traffic and future growth”, said Deborah Ostreicher, a deputy
aviation director. So the economy is in the soup, people are doing less flying and that is the excuse to build this monstrosity, is so can prepare for future growth? Where do these people come up with this load of excrement?
The other interesting feature of the Sky Train hokum is how the nothing was being done on the project for a long time; a
bridge was built across Washington Rd with the construction of the light rail. Nothing had been done with it since the train opened up in December 2009.
The construction was stopped.
Then after the Phoenix food tax was implemented May 01, 2010 the construction was
started again. I thought the food tax
was for police and fire not a bridge to nowhere.