Why Can’t America Build Better Trains?


Writing for Noahpinion as a guest author, Director of Transportation and Land Use, Eric Goldwyn, explores why it is so expensive to build rail in America and focuses on governance:

If there is any hope of building robust transit networks that can compete with the anywhere-to-anywhere connectivity of the automobile, so not just a mile or two of a streetcar down one street, we have to do a better job championing transit projects from conception to completion, counteracting the narrow claims of third parties, and building them much, much more quickly.

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