The Quest For The Holy Rail

Fixed rail is one of the most expensive and least effective transportation alternatives around -- why hasn't this gotten through to local officials and business leaders alike?
February 8, 2004, 9am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Academics studying urban transportation at places like UC-Berkeley, the University of Southern California and UC-Los Angeles, are puzzled as to why city leaders across the U.S. favor rail transit. They are perplexed since they find little evidence that rail transit projects accomplish much beyond increasing the taxes necessary to support them. There is near unanimity in the nation’s transportation institutes that rail transit projects are the highest priced public transportation options with the lowest potential benefits relative to costs."

Thanks to George Passantino

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Published on Saturday, February 7, 2004 in Reason Public Policy Institute
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