Interesting post from Dallas Metropolis forum.
It concerns the need for commuter rail between downtown fw - arlington entertainment district - downtown dallas.
Someone comments at the end that this commuter rail would hurt the parking revenue at cowboys stadium - therefore jerry will try to kill it.
All this re-emphasizes the need for trains between the Arlington Stadiums and the two downtowns. On one hand we've got influential political and business leaders trying to invent a reason to raise the cash to build high speed rail service between Dallas and Fort Worth, while the sentiment on the street maintains hostility to public transportation. Outstanding commuter train service along the entertainment corridor could and would carry thousands more people per day and cost 20-30% less than the HSR extension. Even after the I-35 HSR train runs to downtown Dallas and DFW Airport, Fort Worth will be doing good to get the HSR extension, let alone Arlington. anyway....
With the easier transportation to the cities and their overnight accommodations and activities, perhaps the Arlington Stadiums would actually gain the defacto go to setting for national broadcasters. The real estate for the all encompassing Glorypark failure is still there, and still waiting.
The problem is Jerry. He purposefully took the room under the sales tax cap that Arlington had available to ensure they'd never get transit. He will lobby the powers that be in Arlington to block any access to his stadium that does not involve paying for parking. He's done the calculation and determined that an extra event or two won't make up for the lost parking revenue associated with transit access to the stadium.