By: Nicholas Ventrone, Community Engagement Director
Thanks to all of our readers for commenting over the current matters regarding Metrolink and Inland Empire smart growth. Here's a rundown of your views:
How about getting some of those companies to start opening offices out in the IE so they don't have to commute. Mark Friis/Facebook
The real issue is that many people are clueless when it comes to personal finance and managing their money. For better or worse, nothing is guaranteed and trade-offs must be made. Many people are blissfully unaware as to what they're trading, so that's where they first need to get a grip on things. Nevram Norman/Facebook
What comes first: the jobs or the people? Seeing that a lot of people already commute out of the area to jobs, it is time to bring more jobs here to the #IE. iNLand fIEts/Facebook
Amazon..Staters..Toys r Us...shall be the guiding light....use up every available inch at Norton. Robert Harp/Facebook
So how do we get (expanded jobs) into SBD? Nevram Norman/Facebook
Would your OC housing plan cause existing residents to be upside-down on their mortgages? Anonymous
Also, I don't anticipate nor expect homes on large properties such as dwellings in Coto de Caza or Nellie Gail Ranch to drop significantly as much of OC is already developed.
We would love for #TVMfail hashtag to become moot sometime soon. Metrolink Diary/Twitter
Memo to the good citizens who operate and contribute to the Metrolink Diary Twitter Page: We're all in it together to fix our broken Metrolink system. I thank you for exposing #TVMfail and the late trains. Now we need to present some fiscally conservative solutions to solve this problem. More on that soon.
off-peak DMU train sets not saving Metrolink money:
Very interesting! You're right, I would think that a DMU would cost less to operate that a regular train, although with the crew costs being the same and the problems you mentioned with storage I never considered that it washes out. I have ridden the things here in Germany and it's not exactly pleasant so I wouldn't push for it The diesel engines are quite a loud drone through the entire trip, and you miss the best part of the train trip—here at least—beer on tap in the dining car! Alexis Kasperavičius/The Transit Coalition Discussion Board
The Sprinter DMU sets are actually not as noisy as the European train sets. If you're down in San Diego County one day, give it a try. This DMU set is not a real noise maker.