Planetizen - Urban Planning News, Jobs, and Education

The Koch Brothers vs Transit

Two of the more famous examples of the economic interests of the fossil fuel industry, Charles and David Koch, are battling transit projects, by any means necessary, all over the country.
October 7, 2014, 8am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
Share Tweet LinkedIn Email Comments

Angie Schmitt catalogues the campaigns of the Koch Brothers, through the efforts of organizations like the Americans for Prosperity PAC and Koch-funded think tanks like the Cato Institute and the Reason Foundation, against local transit projects around the country.

The most famous example of the Americans for Prosperity taking an interest in local politics was the Nashville BRT project, which will move forward, albeit with severe limitations compared to its original concept, but Schmitt also discusses projects in Indianapolis, Virginia, Boston, Florida, and Los Angeles, with all the necessary links to learn more about each of the examples.

Full Story:
Published on Thursday, September 25, 2014 in Streetsblog USA
Share Tweet LinkedIn Email