The posts at Too Conservative are high in vinegar content the last couple of days. But lo! I have reasons for you to rejoice with me that Metro is coming to Loudoun!
Americans Driving Less, Especially Young Men, Metro to Loudoun is important if we want to keep our community vibrant, and if we want to attract businesses here that want to invest in younger workers.
On the other end of the scale, Senior citizens stay in their homes and communities longer in areas with mass transit. Several developments have already proffered bus service to and from Metro, and Fairfax has proven that as soon as Metro arrives, so does a myriad of busing options. Seniors will be able to live in their own homes, and still be able to shop, go to the community center, and take part in activities in the county without needing to drive.
And last, but certainly not least, you don’t have to listen to ME whining incessantly during the next few years about how much more business we’d have in the county if only we’d approved Metro. And I told you so. And on and on. Especially since I can be WAY more annoying then the folks at Too Conservative. I’m from New York. We have sour grapes down to a science.
Updated to add this: Today’s online edition of Leesburg Today has two stories of serious car crashes that took place in the county. One was fatal, the other has resulted in severe injuries. These accidents reminded me that one major argument for Metro is that rail is safer as well as cheaper than driving.