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A $7000 study on a $1 Million busstop
  • novasteve June 25, 2013 - 2:33 pm #77687 Reply

    Shouldn’t a bus stop cost even less than $7,000? All you need is a sign and a bench. possibly a roof. You could build a busstop for less than 7k, now they are spending even more money on this insanity?

    hbar June 25, 2013 - 2:35 pm #77688 Reply

    Come on, get real. You know that money is no object when it belongs to other people.

    wimmer201 June 25, 2013 - 2:35 pm #77689 Reply

    You going for the daily troll record?  It’s not required to write down EVERY thought that pops into your head into this forum.  FYI.

     

     

    novasteve June 25, 2013 - 2:51 pm #77690 Reply

    wimmer: It’s a topic on the front page. Should a study on a busstop cost more than a busstop should cost?

    Dezlboy June 25, 2013 - 2:54 pm #77691 Reply

    A study to build VW Jettas costs more than a VW Jetta.

    newty25 June 25, 2013 - 3:04 pm #77696 Reply

    Why is that conservatives are upset when the gov’t is spending money on anything besides themselves?

    If Arlington county was spending $1B on mentally handicapped attorneys, this would probably be lauded as the best money the county has ever spent.

    The libs around here probably wouldn’t argue.

    Ateles Chamek June 25, 2013 - 3:19 pm #77712 Reply

    I would say that most R&D projects cost more than the actual consumer good that is produced. How much research money went into that smartphone? More than the 300-500 that people shell out for one.

    novasteve June 25, 2013 - 3:26 pm #77717 Reply

    If you need to hire outside consultants to figure out a million dollars for a busstop is insane, then you’ve got serious problems and you throw away money like it is going out of style. It’s not a R&D program, it’s not a smart phone, it is a BUS STOP. You just need a bench.

    Sunshine June 25, 2013 - 3:34 pm #77720 Reply

    In 2009, NJ Transit built 175 new bus stops for 1.1 million. I realize the cost of a bus stop has likely increased since then but that’s roughly $6200- a bus stop. You can buy a regular old bus basic stop that functions perfectly well for about $2000- online. I realize the Super Stop has more bells and whistles but still…….That’s just an absurd amount of money that has been spent on this.

    Dezlboy June 25, 2013 - 3:50 pm #77732 Reply

    @NS wrote, “If you need to hire outside consultants to figure out a million dollars for a busstop is insane, then you've got serious problems and you throw away money like it is going out of style. It's not a R&D program, it's not a smart phone, it is a BUS STOP. You just need a bench.”

    I think ArlCo has figured out that one million dollars was insane. This is not what the study is for.  But, you know that already.

    Just need a bench? What do you think, I’m homeless?!?

    Bluemontsince1961 June 26, 2013 - 6:51 am #77774 Reply

    @wimmer201, @dezlboy, and @newty25 – so did you have any other pets when you were growing up?  I think its great that forum members have been talking about their favorite dogs breeds and pets.  Its refreshing to have a non-controversial discussion topic that doesn’t bring out the local stuka.

    Dezlboy June 26, 2013 - 10:29 am #77787 Reply

    @Bluemontsince1961, I once had about five turtles, most box turtles, a terrapin (?), not sure what else.  Too young to really know.  Dad built an enclosure with chicken coop wire (see, this is about Arlington!, sort of). In the fall, the turtles hibernated. I found a couple outside the fence in the spring.

    Bluemontsince1961 June 26, 2013 - 1:36 pm #77829 Reply

    @dezlboy – I had a turtle once myself.  It was OK, I guess.  Turtles don’t interact much.  I’d rather have a dog or a cat.  Oh, BTW, a couple of the members have some great potato salad recipes on the boycott threat!  Made me hungry!

    John Fontain June 26, 2013 - 1:45 pm #77831 Reply

    When I was very young (around 5 or 6) I had a gerbil and a little frog.  Neither lasted very long, unfortunately.  To this day, I can still remember burying the gerbil.  His name was Fluffy.

    Oh, I also had a cat for about a week.  I quickly figured out that I was allergic to cats, so the poor cat had to go back to where we got it from.

    Bluemontsince1961 June 27, 2013 - 6:54 am #77941 Reply

    When considering a new pet, go to different sources to research as much as you can so everyone in the family will be happy with your new four legged pal:

    http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/family/10-great-first-pets.htm

    http://www.parents.com/parenting/pets/kids/the-best-pet-for-your-child/

    http://www.familycircle.com/family-fun/pets/find-the-best-family-pet-for-you/

     

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