WakePol describes Micheal Luther's first e-mail to kick off his campaign for Wake County Commissioner here:
This Luther only has three [theses]:
1. Stop busing. He opposes the school board's policy of shifting a small percentage of students in order to maintain economic diversity. "This busing has to stop......." he writes.
2. Stop the TTA. He believes the Triangle Transit Authority's $810 million commuter rail project should be ended. "The train commission needs to be shut down."
3. Slow growth. He says the county does not have the infrastructure or the land to continue to add residents at its present rate. "Wake County cannot grow to one million people in ten years," he writes.
So, Mr. Luther you are against rail, the only public transportation option that gets people off roads, but we do not have enough infrastructure. Duh, the rail is going to be the infrastructure. Rail will allow more dense development and has been proven to allow cities to control where growth goes. Because (surprise, surprise) people do not like to sit in traffic all morning and afternoon. Clearly this guy's positions are merely reactionary. Anything new or bigger=bad. Not to mention the busing comment.