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Transit attracts pros and cons

Kootenai County Republican Central Committee Chairman Brent Regan holds up a rotary dial phone and a smartphone as he compares the changes he is proposing to the smartphone, and the changes others are proposing to a rotary phone, or going backward, at a county commission hearing Tuesday night. The county is considering changes to Citylink bus routes and fares and building a new transit center at Riverstone. (Lisa James/Coeur d'Alene Press)
Kootenai County Republican Central Committee Chairman Brent Regan holds up a rotary dial phone and a smartphone as he compares the changes he is proposing to the smartphone, and the changes others are proposing to a rotary phone, or going backward, at a county commission hearing Tuesday night. The county is considering changes to Citylink bus routes and fares and building a new transit center at Riverstone. (Lisa James/Coeur d'Alene Press)

A scaled-down version of a new transit center in Riverstone seemed to be more favorable overall than one with an office building and the feel of a regional hub during a public hearing on proposed Citylink changes on Tuesday night.

"This issue is not about Citylink at all," Post Falls resident Alex Barron told Kootenai County commissioners during the hearing of more than three hours attended by about 95 at the county's Administration Building.

"The opposition is about building a Taj Mahal for government employees."

Kootenai County is proposing to build a transit center where the existing dirt parking lot for Citylink is in Riverstone/Brian Walker, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.




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D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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