No Silver Bullet For Traffic

After spending more than $200 billion in ten years, the truth is evident -- there no silver bullet for congestion.
September 30, 2003, 1pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"There’s no silver bullet when it comes to dealing with traffic congestion. In [the United States] we have tried heavy rail, light rail, monorails, ferries, skyway, BRT's -- you name it -- every variant of public transportation known to man. We have spent over $200 billion -- note the b -- just in the ten years from 1991-2000 in federal, state, and city subsidies for public transportation in the U.S. And the number of commuters using transit has declined despite there being 12 million more commuters. These commuters all decided to drive alone."

Thanks to George Passantino

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Published on Tuesday, September 9, 2003 in Reason Public Policy Institute
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