Light Rail

  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/itbajo7ed0oo/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.
  • strict warning: Declaration of calendar_plugin_display_page::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin_display_page::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/itbajo7ed0oo/public_html/modules/acquia/calendar/includes/calendar_plugin_display_page.inc on line 0.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of calendar_plugin_display_block::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/itbajo7ed0oo/public_html/modules/acquia/calendar/includes/calendar_plugin_display_block.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of calendar_plugin_display_attachment::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin_display_attachment::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/itbajo7ed0oo/public_html/modules/acquia/calendar/includes/calendar_plugin_display_attachment.inc on line 0.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of calendar_plugin_display_ical::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin_display_page::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/itbajo7ed0oo/public_html/modules/acquia/calendar/calendar_ical/calendar_plugin_display_ical.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/itbajo7ed0oo/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/itbajo7ed0oo/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_boolean_operator::value_validate() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::value_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/itbajo7ed0oo/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_boolean_operator.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of date_api_filter_handler::value_validate() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::value_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/itbajo7ed0oo/public_html/sites/all/modules/date/includes/date_api_filter_handler.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Only variables should be passed by reference in /home/itbajo7ed0oo/public_html/sites/all/modules/date/date_api.module on line 866.
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  • strict warning: Only variables should be passed by reference in /home/itbajo7ed0oo/public_html/sites/all/modules/date/date_api.module on line 866.
  • strict warning: Only variables should be passed by reference in /home/itbajo7ed0oo/public_html/sites/all/modules/date/date_api.module on line 866.
  • strict warning: Only variables should be passed by reference in /home/itbajo7ed0oo/public_html/sites/all/modules/date/date_api.module on line 866.
  • strict warning: Only variables should be passed by reference in /home/itbajo7ed0oo/public_html/sites/all/modules/date/date_api.module on line 866.
  • strict warning: Only variables should be passed by reference in /home/itbajo7ed0oo/public_html/sites/all/modules/date/date_api.module on line 866.
  • strict warning: Only variables should be passed by reference in /home/itbajo7ed0oo/public_html/sites/all/modules/date/date_api.module on line 866.
  • strict warning: Only variables should be passed by reference in /home/itbajo7ed0oo/public_html/sites/all/modules/date/date_api.module on line 866.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/itbajo7ed0oo/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/itbajo7ed0oo/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/itbajo7ed0oo/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.
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           As a child, I loved to ride the monorail at Disneyland. (And yes, I mean Disneyland, not Disneyworld) It ran around the sky, sleek and smooth, the ride of the future.  Monorails were fated to zoom quietly around the rooftops of our cities, moving commuters from the suburbs to the city centers in style, according to ol’ Walt.
     ;     ;  I was disappointed to learn, therefore, that the latest of the monorail projects, the Las Vegas monorail, declared bankruptcy.  This in spite of the LV monorail being one of the busiest transit systems in the US.  The reason was cited as the economic downturn.  Lot less tourists visiting Vegas these days.  Additionally, Las Vegas was one of the cities hardest hit when the housing bubble burst.  I also understand that monorails are expensive to build and largely inefficient.  So much for the stuff of childhood dreams and Disneyland!
     ;     ;  The good news is that light rail numbers are up with an increase in ridership of 34 percent from 2009-2010.  One of the reasons given for an increase in riders is the cost of commuting with the rise in gas prices.  No matter the reasons, it is nice to know that more people are traveling more green.  Now if the US would just upgrade our ancient rail infrastructure, maybe we would all travel a little more green and with less bother and fear!

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