The Case For Rail Transit

A Seattle Times columnist refutes the notion that rail transit is inherently flawed and cannot be cost-effective.

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December 23, 2001, 11:00 AM PST

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight


Rail can support wise land use — if land-use policy supports rail... Many regions including Seattle face big decisions on investments in transportation. The arguments in the rail debate reveal many complexities and tradeoffs. Yet, as rival claims are traded by advocates, the debate often fails to fully present the issues and charges are made without back-up data or analysis. We need to raise the bar on the quality of information in this crucial arena.

Thanks to Transport Policy Listserv

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