Are trains in the Tracy Transit Station’s future? That’s a good question. It was a headline in last week’s Tracy Press.
Before we begin to worry about rails, we should worry about another project that has been in the works for years now, with no end in sight. Yes, I’m talking about Grant Line Road!
Does it seem like a decade since roadwork began on Grant Line? It sure feels like a decade, and no real progress ever seems to be made. It seems the crew vanishes, and when you look, not much seems to have been done. The road is definitely not any better — the sidewalks are not completed, and the mess is always there, day in day out, now, year after year.
If anyone is looking for work, this is your best bet. Talk about job security! The way things are going on Grant Line, many of the workers will retire before construction is complete. In the meantime, the residents of Tracy have their vehicles rattled to pieces on this road
What kind of timeline is the crew on? Is there one? Was a deadline given? Does a deadline exist?
Those seated in office in Tracy have allowed this to continue for some time. It appears they don’t find a problem with Grant Line Road — it must be because they only drive on a road that was torn out, to the dirt, and replaced in front of City Hall. Does anyone in the great new City Hall drive in northern Tracy? Give it a try!
Grant Line Road was better the way it was, rather than ripping it apart for what is looking like a seven-year project. I question the order of the things being done in this city and the urgency of projects that get a green light by City Hall.
Disgust should be the only response by the public, but just like big government, we’re too busy to take notice, and we’ll drive around Grant Line Road, no matter how expensive gas gets. Don’t worry — in a couple of years, gas will be $14 a gallon and officials will be the only ones driving. It’s all good, it’s on your dime — doomed.