Friday, July 11, 2008

A Boring Day In Downtown Pittsburgh

Stupid biased media, misrepresenting the facts in order to make evil shine. From the Psychosis-Gazette:

At 7:46 p.m. yesterday the concrete wall below Stanwix Street began to crumble, then quickly burst, black earth and slurry streaming down into the pit.

Several dozen construction workers perched above the hole let out a cheer as the metal teeth of a 500-ton tunnel boring machine saw daylight for the first time since January, when it began its journey from a hole next to PNC Park.

And with that, the German-made machine completed one half of a tunnel under the Allegheny River, a $435 million project that eventually will bring light rail service to the North Shore.

Don't fall for the spin! That was no cheer that people heard. See this video for the real story:

1 comment:

jipzeecab said...

The wonders of Federal money..I heard $ 478 million the other day. The tunnel costs approximately 17 times the total annual operating revenue the WHOLE light rail takes in for a year. All to move a few people to the north side on game days. (of course the "hidden agenda" has always been once across the river to extend light rail service to the northern suburbs).