Transit Costs Project’s Istanbul and Italy Cases

Are Profiled


In City Journal’s “Italy and Turkey Do Transit Policy Better Than the U.S.,” Connor Harris profiles the Transit Costs Project’s recent cases with primary contributions from Research Scholar Elif Ensari and Fellow Marco Chitti:

The reports examine political conditions in the two nations and examine several projects that provide examples of good and bad transit construction. Badness in this context is relative: even exceptionally mismanaged projects in Turkey and Italy cost a small fraction of prevailing American prices. But one overarching theme emerges from the reports: efficient public works require predictability and standardization.

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