The staggering inefficiency of light rail

Also apropos of my conversation yesterday, here’s a (year-old) calculation of the costs of the Los Angeles light rail system, showing that it would have been cheaper for LA to buy every one of its riders a Prius.

To give this some currency, here’s a recent Bill Steigerwald article on America’s disastrous mass transit systems, with a particular focus on Pittsburgh’s Port Authority.

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