Aug 16, 2012

Streetcars


Streetcar Plans Plow Ahead 

Cities Use Federal Funding to Back New Routes but Some Call Projects a Waste



Each case is of course different. Streetcars may make sense in some cases. But I recall the comments of my boss Clay Weaver at the Chicago Regional Transportation Authority when I was enthusiastically planning new rail lines.

 "Before you spend many millions of dollars on new rail lines why don't you try a bus first to see if anyone will ride it?"

Good advice.