“To oppose corruption in government is the highest obligation of patriotism.”
Submitted by Name: Granny From: Madison
Comments: JB Thank you so much! You are right, if I needed a warm place how would I know where to go? Thanks again.
Added: February 13, 2016 05:21:28 PM
Submitted by Name: JB
Comments: As Ray Charles said "baby it's cold outside. It's even cold here in Madison and we have people who have a hard time staying warm during these low temps.
The location and times for the emergency warm shelters that might be open is well hidden somewhere so no one can find them.
If we are really going to do this; may I suggest that a list of times and places be posted in the window of the Salvation Army and city hall so those in need of warmth know where to find that info.
Remember!!! - if this info is posted on the web and maybe in Janes paper - those in need do not have access to those resources.
Added: February 13, 2016 05:13:59 PM
Submitted by Name: mike From: madison
Comments: whether we bus people to work or not is not the point I was trying to make I would rather pay for a bus then to pay somebody to tell me they had 3-4 hot leads but they did not pan out giving the goe-jcedp money is like going to the boat to spend money either way you don't get your money back on a bad bet THANKS JB
Added: February 13, 2016 05:05:46 PM
Submitted by Name: wild blue yonder
Comments: Madison is hiring a jack of all trades to work at the airport and Damon heard Ungru's warning about wages loud and clear. Job to pay $10/hr and no benefits! Wonder if it includes washing gang of eight member Goodman's private jet? Remember a few years ago when Goodman had the city spend a hundred thou or so on renovating a hanger so an engine overhaul company would locate here? Engine overhauler never came, so Goodman put the hanger to good use parking his toy there.
Added: February 13, 2016 09:30:00 AM
Submitted by Name: driver
Comments: Greyhound, that is what the gang of eight/jcidc is all about -no decent paying local jobs and high unemployment. To find employment, locals must drive to Charlestown, Columbus, Carrollton, or Greencastle. Here's a little iriony for you, Damon's young attorney friend who he made v.p. of the tif/redevelopment scam, even he has to drive to Louisville to work. Trying to gain points with the go8 so they will give him a job here.
Added: February 12, 2016 11:37:19 PM
Submitted by Name: Greyhound
Comments: Isn't it pathetic we're discussing buses to transport our workers to another town for jobs - instead of putting our people to work here? No interstate, no casino boat, low wage factory jobs - what am I missing here.
Admin reply: MIDCOR duh
Added: February 12, 2016 06:23:08 PM
Submitted by Name: Bus
Comments: Believe there is a law about age of buses that can be used. Might be reason old buses go so cheap. Older buses can't be used by schools. Reason for school bus replacement? Schools have to replace older buses each year? Money comes from transportation fund, a fund that can't be used in general fund.
Added: February 12, 2016 04:53:45 PM
Submitted by Name: Bill From: Here
Comments: I wonder how many people notice that Hwy 421, both uphill and downhill, is 45 MPH from the roundabout to old Hwy 62.
Added: February 12, 2016 02:02:19 PM
Submitted by Name: Hank Hill
Comments: Propane for the win! There are many buses used that are auctioned off for pennies on the dollar of newer ones at gov deals dot com. There are also many shuttle vans and buses available there. Just have to look around a bit.
Added: February 12, 2016 12:51:38 PM
Submitted by Name: 421 Traveler From: Madison
Comments: Looks like you could get a bus cheap from MCS. Practically giving them away. could have a fleet of four for under 40K. My question... they are eco friendly but costs less to maintain. So if they are 500 a year cheaper to maintain but cost twice as much as a diesel bus. according to MCS math we are getting a great deal. the propane buses on average cost 4 to 5K more than a diesel bus. I wander if they looked at buying quality used buses? I am sure that Carmel has some good ones that they could sell us. Seems like a lot when you are trading in a 7,000 bus to buy a 100K plus bus.
As part of the district’s bus replacement plan, the board gave Superintendent Ginger Studebaker-Bolinger permission to purchase four propane-fueled buses for $438,857. The purchase includes one 72-passenger bus for $118,462, one 81-passenger bus for $106,875, and two 78-passenger buses at $106,760 each. The buses are all 2017 models manufactured by Thomas/Frieghtliner.
The purchase will be offset by $35,500, the trade-in amount for five diesel-fueled buses for a total purchase price of $403,357.
Propane buses are more environmentally friendly than diesel-fueled buses, and cost less to fuel and maintain.