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  • Scott

    You gotta give them some credit for doing what they can. That said, they should have one of these trolly buses in the barn as a backup.. http://tinypic.com/r/2bt8ag/6

  • Burfus Otis McGillicuddy

    I’d say that’s dedication. Especially for a company that’s a non-profit. I don’t think the issue here is whether or not they need a better plan, but whether or not they need more money. You could be pushing that idea instead of chastising them for doing whatever they could to move people.

  • Scott

    Burfus, if you look at Bradford Pearson’s track record you will come to realize that chastising people is what he does best. Considering that the Trolley is free to ride, I don’t think anyone complains when it doesn’t show up; except for Pearson of course. When Front Burner was looking to fill this position they really wanted a grumpy old man, but Pearson is all they could afford.

  • BradfordPearson

    I lived in Uptown for the past two years, and rode the trolley probably every other day. They do great, great work. My post wasn’t intended as snark; it was a genuine critique of the fact that a transit company needed to come up with a better plan than driving people in a minvan when the weather affects their system.

  • Burfus Otis McGillicuddy

    That’s just thing. If you read up on their history – which is quite hard to do as most of it is not online – the trolley was never meant to be a transit agency. It was supposed to be this cute museum attraction that brought people to Uptown. But because of it’s location or because of their ambition, or whatever now they’re a transit agency. Are you right about them needing a better plan? Of course. Being that they’re funded by DART you would think that DART could help in cases like this. I don’t know why they don’t, but the fact that they should still be better funded remains true, especially if we expect them to come up with a better plan on their own for issues like this. Remember their running this line with mostly volunteers.