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Ten Reasons to Oppose FasTracks

IB-2004-J (March 2004)
Author:  The Center for the American Dream

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1. It won’t relieve traffi c congestion
2. It won’t relieve rush-hour congestion
3. It’s far too expensive
4. It isn’t fast
5. It won’t relieve air pollution—and may make ozone worse
6. Most people will rarely or never use it
7. We can relieve congestion without a tax increase
8. We can have far better transit service without a tax increase
9. It forecloses options
10. Congestion will get far worse if it is built