Quantcast
728 x 90
728 x 90
728 x 90
728 x 90
728 x 90



  • RTD’s death spiral

    RTD’s death spiral0

    • January 16, 2019

    Much of RTD’s problem stems from its mania for an obsolete form of transportation: trains.

    READ MORE
  • Mass transit is collapsing everywhere

    Mass transit is collapsing everywhere0

    • May 15, 2018

    Nationwide transit ridership in March 2018 was 5.9 percent below March 2017, according to the latest data published by the Federal Transit Administration. Following three years of steady declines, these numbers present a dire picture of the nation’s transit industry. Ridership declined in all of the nation’s 38 largest urban areas (and the 39th, Providence,

    READ MORE
  • Caldara’s Newsletter 03-23-17

    Caldara’s Newsletter 03-23-170

    • March 23, 2017

    Lately, I have felt very loved by the editorial section of the Denver Post! Regarding our proposal to force the state legislature to do their damn jobs and Fix Our Damn Roads by re-prioritizing an obscene, unimaginable 2% of the budget towards roads, the editorial board wrote, “What our bungled state budget doesn’t need is

    READ MORE
  • RTD finally deserves a compliment

    RTD finally deserves a compliment0

    • December 1, 2016

    by Jon Caldara As you may know, I have a hard time giving RTD a compliment. But they’ve earned one. My political career started when I was elected to the Regional Transportation District board in 1994, where I later became chairman. I was quick to realize that not only does RTD do little to increase

    READ MORE
  • Why rapid-buses are preferable to rail transit0

    • August 12, 2014

    Transit agencies from Baltimore to San Diego and from Seattle to St. Petersburg are planning new light-rail lines. Yet light-rail is not only vastly more expensive than buses, it is slower, less comfortable, less convenient and has lower capacities than a well-designed rapid-bus system. Being expensive to build, light-rail can only reach parts of a

    READ MORE
  • Diminishing returns: time to end public transit subsidies0

    • July 29, 2014

    Rail advocates often call me “anti-transit,” probably because it is easier to call people names than to answer rational arguments. I’ve always responded that I’m just against wasteful transit. But looking at the finances and ridership of transit systems around the country, it’s hard not to conclude that all government transit is wasteful transit.

    READ MORE