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TIE: Light Rail Initiative; James D. Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge

The people of Austin may get another chance to wield their voting powers if light rail is on the ballot again in 2002. Hopefully, by then voters will understand that roads cost too much and do too little and that light rail is the better bargain. Reliable, fast transportation, decreased emissions, decreased sprawl - many people fought to do the smart thing, and will continue to fight for decent public transportation in a city that badly needs it. On the other hand, we, the people have certainly claimed a major victory with our stately new James D. Pfluger pedestrian bridge - let's face it, before this bridge, it was practically safer to swim across the river during lightning and flash floods than it was to dance with Mr. Death on the narrow automobile bridge sidewalks. Three cheers to all citizens who persisted in this endeavor!

Austin Light Rail
106 E. Eighth, 512/474-1200

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