Alex Rodriguez wrote:DART can't afford to lose its #2 and #8 cities, period, end of story. Cash, influence, potential for other cities to leave, if Addison were to leave it would rock the foundation of a relatively fragile organization. Plano would be emboldened to do the same. You are correct, Plano does get the shaft right now, and they know it. There isn't a whole lot to lose for the 73 Million they've put in, what 2 stations? Bus service would be relatively easy to replace. They could join DCTA for half the cost, others could do it on a contract basis. If Plano leaves, DART is finished. Phillip Kingston's mighty Dallas cape flapping in the wind isn't big enough to save DART if Plano says C-ya.
Sure, Plano knows it is being screwed over. They expected it being a second ring suburban city, just like Carrollton and Rowlett. The one suburban city making out receiving far more services comparable to what they pay in is Irving. Of course, Irving was asked and did deliver more funds for the Orange line to get built quickly out to DFW airport. Addison is a first ring suburban city, and surely expects more than what they are getting.