rail transit

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    How market forces are obsoleting central planners’ expensive light-rail dreams

    Rail transit is losing riders in big numbers nationwide. Technological changes and market forces — greater job dispersal, Uber and Lyft, low gas prices thanks to fracking, and soon, driverless cars — are making a foolhardy venture even worse.
    Jon Sanders, November 14, 2017
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    Rail Consensus Denialism

    My newsletter explains what it is and why it now threatens Wake County. The main point is this: Six different transportation experts — some advocates for light rail, and some skeptics of it — have over the past two years all had the same message: The Triangle area,…
    Jon Sanders, November 10, 2014
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    A unique definition of dysfunction

    The N&O opines today that the Wake County Board of Commissioners is “dysfunctional.” That is a strong charge; what, oh what, is the matter? It’s the Republicans, see. They have these “hidebound” views like resisting higher taxes and spending and, worse, rail transit. And that despite the presence…
    Jon Sanders, February 13, 2014