Matt Yglesias Profiles

Transportation and Land-Use Program Research

 In “What’s Not Wrong with Italy,” Matt Yglesias profiles research from the Transportation and Land-Use program:

...and while Germany and France are mediocre at transit, Spain and Italy are really good. I knew that broad fact for a long time but learned a lot more from Marco Chitti’s recent in-depth case study for the Transit Cost Project. Chitti’s work clarifies that northern Italy in particular is incredibly impressive, with the Italian national average dragged down by a single ill-conceived project in Naples that saw costs explode thanks to a U.S.-style indulgence in expensive custom stations.

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