Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Passenger Rail: Now By Definition a Boondoggle

Michael Barone calls Our Republic's attention to Hawaii's bid to build a multi-billion-dollar heavy-rail passenger system in Oahu, most of it built through agricultural land or lightly populated suburbs.

N.B. that Oahu has a smaller population than any city with heavy-rail transit.

Why make such plans? For the opportunity to score "investment" dollars from a rail-happy Federal Chief Executive.

We could probably transport Oahu's commuters more cheaply by corporate jet.

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