OCTA Board VOTES to continue to waste taxpayer funds on DISNEY streetcar

From the Voice of OC: 

The Orange County Transportation Authority Board of Directors Monday allowed Anaheim access to more funding so city officials can complete an environmental study for a streetcar project, despite ongoing concerns from several directors about the project's high cost.

Directors are also increasingly asking why Disneyland isn't contributing toward the $319 million price tag given that the resort is a major beneficiary of the 3.2-mile streetcar system, which is to move riders between the resort and a planned train depot, among other stops.

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The OCTA Board overwhelmingly voted in favor of advancing the project, with the only dissenters being Jeffrey Lalloway, Matthew Harper and John Moorlach. Directors postponed the vote at last month's meeting because they were uncomfortable with a proposed action to “concur” with the Anaheim City Council's choice to pursue a streetcar over a much cheaper enhanced bus alternative.

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