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?
Come on, get real. You know that money is no object when it belongs to other people.
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.
wimmer: It’s a topic on the front page. Should a study on a busstop cost more than a busstop should cost?
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.
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.
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.
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.
@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, 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.
@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!
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.
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:
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