Star-Telegram. Be sure and read the comments from THE PEOPLE.
The Fort Worth Transportation Authority and two other agencies spent a combined $25,000 to ship a streetcar from Portland, Ore., to downtown Fort Worth, where the car will be displayed while city officials debate whether to commit millions of future tax dollars to electrified rail.
Officials said using public funds to bring the streetcar here is not an attempt to buy support for the proposed three-mile, $88 million streetcar system. Instead, they said, it's an effort to educate residents about what a modern streetcar looks like and how it might serve their neighborhoods.
Of course that is what THEY say. THAT would be illegal and unethical. And things like that never happen in Fort Worth, right? WHO's money is it again? Oh yes, THE PUBLIC's.
The T contributed $8,000 to the display, Ruddell said. The Trinity River Vision Authority paid the largest share, $12,000, and Fort Worth South paid $5,000, Trinity River Vision Authority Executive Director J.D. Granger said.
"It's a no-brainer," he said. "We're being asked to invest $30 million" just for the Trinity River Vision portion.
Someone ask J.D. Granger WHO WE is?