Tea Party Rejects Light Rail Because of Potential Terrorism

Arguing against a regional transportation tax, the Georgia Tea Party says that we shouldn't build any more light rail because terrorists might see it as an attractive target.
September 15, 2011, 12pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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J.D. Van Brink, chair of the Georgia Tea Party's board, said in an interview with the Marietta Daily Journal that anyone who doesn't believe him should look to terrorism on rail in England and Spain:

"...if we have a more decentralized mass transit system using buses, if the terrorists blow up a single bus, we can work around that. When they blow up a rail, that just brings the system to a grinding halt. So how much security are we going to have on this rail system, and how much will it cost?" said Van Brink.

Treehugger's Lloyd Alter comments, "...by his logic, one shouldn't build anything where people gather."

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Published on Thursday, September 15, 2011 in Treehugger
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