Thursday, August 15, 2013

The wasteful prog obsession with trains

Even though voters rejected a ballot measure to pay for it, they're going to get that expensive train anyhow.

Randal O'Toole on Portland's transportation system:

Since census data also show that 85 percent of Portland-area commuters still take autos to work, Portland’s investments in transit and bike paths have, at best, merely nibbled at the edges of the problem.



At 10:12 AM, Anonymous Jack Reich said...

Yes! Whatever exists today should exist in perpetuity! In 1900 the number of people driving to work in an automobile was LESS THAN ONE PERCENT! This is why our ancestors fought so hard to prevent roads and highways and traffic lights and street signs and pavement from being built everywhere. Even by 1910 the number of people driving to work was under 4%, despite the incredible pushes by the American Automobile Association. This obsession with the Automobile was but a passing fad and should not dictate any course of action for the future.


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