urban transit

It’s the Last Stop on the Light-Rail Gravy Train

When it comes to mass transit, politicians never learn. Last month, Nashville Mayor Megan Berry announced a $5.2 billion proposal that involves building 26 miles of light rail and digging an expensive tunnel under the city’s downtown.

Don't Build the Purple Line

Maryland wants to spend $5.6 billion building and operating the Purple Line light rail at a time when transit ridership is declining, and that decline appears poised to accelerate.

D.C. Metro: Silver Line Slump

For years, Randal O’Toole has warned governments that urban rail systems usually make no economic or practical sense.

What Federal Spending to Cut?

Federal government spending is rising, deficits are chronic, and debt is reaching dangerous levels.

10 Reasons to Stop Subsidizing Urban Transit

As the Trump administration debates whether to help fund a $1.75 billion transit project in California that will do almost nothing to increase transit ridership, it is time to reconsider whether transit should be subsidized at all.
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