Much as I love transportation systems, light rail is a boondoggle

This op-ed deals with the Phoenix area’s proposed transit system, but the arguments are pretty universal.

Light rail projects invariably cost more than projected; cost more than equivalent freeway projects, carry fewer people; don’t help the environment; and pilfer passengers from buses rather than reducing the use of cars.

No wonder city bureaucrats love light rail. (Link via Reason’s Hit and Run.)

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