IB-2003-H (April 2003)
Author: The Center for the American Dream
In the last few decades, some two-dozen cities have spent around a hundred billion dollars building rail transit lines, and many other cities want to follow suit. Proponents say rail transit reduces congestion, cleans the air, and promotes economic redevelopment. Yet a look at existing rail lines shows that rail transit does none of these things.
This fact sheet will review some of the myths and facts surrounding the three most common types of rail transit: …