High Speed Rail: A Conservative Appraisal By Williams S. Lind and Glen D. Bottoms
A conservative look at current attempts to improve America’s intercity passenger rail network. Includes a critique of the Obama Administration’s work toward High Speed Rail, especially in California and proffers more cost effective ways to upgrade intercity passenger rail service. Realistically assesses the actions of the Republican Governors of Wisconsin and Ohio to cancel efforts to enhance service in Wisconsin and establish passenger service in Ohio.
This Report Prepared through a generous grant from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA)
SPECIAL REPORTThe Small-Minded Anti-Streetcar Conspiracy By Glen D. Bottoms, Rick Gustafson, Eric Hovee, and William S. Lind
This special report provides answers to a Cato Institute-sponsored study written by Randy O’Toole on the Portland Streetcar (The Great Streetcar Conspiracy). Identifying at least 52 false or misleading statements, the report meticulously provides factual rebuttals. These answers also can be applied to other streetcar projects across the country as Mr. O’Toole makes the same statements at these projects as well
Read the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s comments on Bill Lind’s Car Stop article, “Pre-emption Wins (no NOT that pre-emption),” contained on their ATLANTA FORWARD editorial page (moderated by Tom Sabulis). The editorial, written by Mr. Sabulis, entitled “The Case for Transit,” underlines the importance (as does Bill’s Car Stop post) of refuting and deflating transit myths before they get traction and take on a life of their own
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