Monday, September 23, 2013

Unpacking the LA public rail conspiracy

A nice story on the nice NPR design podcast 99% invisible unpacking the conspiracy that public transit and general anti-corporate advocates like that the car companies bought up the trolley cars in LA just to dismantle it in order to force people to buy cars. The sad truth is that mass transit systems tend to lose money, and most cost-benefit analyses for mass transit expansion, even ones that account for all the externalities, find that they just aren't cost effective.

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