The Quest For The Holy Rail
"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 nations 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