Transit Benefits: False Advertising?

Wendell Cox calls for truth in advertising when government makes claims about transit.
June 8, 2003, 12pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"An accurate characterization of a Centerline light rail cancelation would be that 'the Regional Transportation Plan was counting on at least 177 Centerline-equivalent projects, and that the loss of 176 more Centerline-equivalent projects could place the area in jeopardy of losing federal transportation funding.' But instead, the public was led to believe, by people whose job is to be their servants, that the loss of this project will have serious consequences, and that 'something' will have to replace it to keep within federal requirements. Nothing could be further from the truth. Nothing needs to be done to replace the Centerline light rail project, because with or without it, the South Coast Air Basin will be in compliance with federal regulations.."

Thanks to Laura Kranz

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Published on Sunday, June 8, 2003 in The Public Purpose
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