In Portland, Oregon, a recent vote on the construction of a light rail system that would stretch across the state will use federal funding to continue the construction of this high-speed transportation system. A loan from Bank of America was obtained by county commissioners for $19.3 million to cover the $1.5 billion project.
In Ballard, Washington State, a $6 million study will be conducted at the taxpayer’s expense to devise how receptive Washitonians will be toward having a light rail constructed that would connect certain Seattle neighborhoods such as the University District, Northgate and Roosevelt.
Detroit, Michigan will see the privately-funded light rail system begin construction as US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood concluded his visit to Detroit with his group of private investors. Called M-1 Rail, this endeavor is being sustained by contributors such as the Kresge Foundation, Quicken, Compuware, the Penske Corp., Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center and Henry Ford Health System; as well as federal funding and tax credits to the state. LaHood is pushing the necessity of this transportation system as a connection between regions and a starting point for regional concepts to replace independent states in the psychology of the general public.
A report published by Thomas A. Garrett, a senior economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Missouri describes the necessity of light-rail systems throughout the continental US as a sound economic development. Garrett explains that: “the idea that rail transit can promote economic development with the cooperation of city officials and private developers is known as transit-oriented development (TOD). Although TOD is one goal of any public transportation system, officials see light rail as a particularly amenable tool for spurring economic development.”
Using the false reality of job creation, citizen preferences of trains over personal cars, mitigation of air pollution and alleviating traffic congestion are justifications that coerce the general public to support the construction of light-rail systems in their communities. The truth is that these expensive endeavors create solvency of citizens and state governments to the construction and operating costs of light-rail systems. Sacramento, California is spending $18 million and Portland, Oregon is spending $24 million. Passenger generated revenue will not make a feasible return in profits. There must be another reason for this sudden push for high-speed rail systems to litter the American landscape.
The high speed railway is the brainchild of America 2050 , a non-governmental organization that supports Agenda 21 policies in the US. The latest initiative of these globalists is called “rebuilding and Renewing America” which is a response to forcing high-speed rails instead of investing money into repairing roads, bridges and current infrastructure.
America 2050 is pushing the federal government to adopt a National Infrastructure Investment Plan which defines how the light-rail system will dominate the American landscape and compete with the global transition from fossil-based fuels to low-carbon technocratic rule.
There is an urgent necessity from the global Elite to reform ineffective federal transportation, energy and water policies to reflect their own agendas. With the formation of megaregions, light-rail systems will connect these areas and a federal investment plan must be in place to prioritize the future 11 megaregions that are being planned right now.
There is an overwhelming clamor for the restructuring of current cities into mega-cities, while forcing rural residents into the suburban centers which will be sucking into the expanding megacities.
Karen Seto, professor of urban environment at the globalist-controlled Yale University, decries against urbanization and the migration of people as the eco-systems of the earth are devastated. Seto believes that unless this human population and urbanization is stopped, by 2030, there will be an increase of 3 to 5% of global land used to house humans. And this is unacceptable because of the “huge impact on biodiversity hotspots and on carbon emissions in those urban areas.”
The globalists at America 2050 is promoting the Transportation For America (TFA) initiative to force Congress to formulate a transportation bill that will reflect their designs for the future. TFA complains about the state out of bridges and roads while demanding that high-speed rails replace their decaying relicts. They refer to the elderly having to wait for a public bus at a dirty bus-stop as a degrading way to travel when a high-speed railing depot could replace this archaic form of transportation.
The TFA’s vision of the future includes:
• National investment which will be provided by taxpayers
• Changes in energy polices to reflect UN guidelines for reduction of CO2 emissions
• Reward communities that relinquish their right to personal cars in lieu of light-rail transportation
• Change in social consciousness to view high-speed rails as endorsing public safety and health
• Utilize private sector investments into light-rail transportation where the costs will incrementally increase for the user
The Regional Plan Association (RPA) pushed project that enhance regional transit networks that destroy state sovereignty to be replaced by the 11 megaregions that the globalists are currently constructing.
Urban designs must now reflect light-rail transit systems that strategically turn metropolitan centers into environmentally-friendly developments where commercial and residential centers are co-mingled.
This is the manifestation of Agenda 21.
Susanne Posel’s website is Occupy Corporatism.