Another “live” chat today with Metro Board Chair, Pam O’Connor. Today’s topic was funding. Today’s questions came from people who may or may not have been real.
Favorite moment goes to “William.”
Quite a few metro systems in European cities use advertising to earn additional funding. I’ve seen it in London, Berlin, Vienna, Milan, Seville and Madrid. Here’s an example of how they do it in Berlin …
William…Thanks for the link to the web site, I’ll have to check it out.
Nice to know that the Metro Board Chair is unfamiliar with successful transit systems in other cities.
Other PamBites, taken completely out of context:
I sure will work hard to support new funding options…but it’s going to take a coalition of folks to lead the efforts.
Things do happen that can delay train service. I’m sorry for the problem. I’ll pass your concerns on to our rail operations folks.
We need to try some new concepts.
If we could get a network of dedicated bus lanes on streets, they could be shared by bicycle riders.
We’re an area with many hubs.
Now you know as much as I do. I hope that helps.
Yeah! Go Metro!