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Why light rail doesn't work - the Canadian experience

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Senior fellow with the CATO Institute, Randal O'Toole, explains in THIS ARTICLE why:

  1. Light rail can spend lots of tax dollars.
  2. Light rail cannot get a lot of people out of their cars.
  3. Light rail can inconvenience transit riders.
  4. Light rail increases congestion.
  5. Light rail benefits downtown property owners at the expense of property owners elsewhere.
  6. Light rail does not stimulate economic development.
  7. Light rail increases energy consumption and greenhouse gases.
  8. Light rail diverts tax dollars that could be used for truly productive transportation projects.