Light Rail in the Valley - What Awaits Voters at the End of the Line

Posted on February 01, 2000 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Robert J. Franciosi
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Over the past 30 years, rail public transit has seen a revival in American cities; especially in cities in the Sun Belt and West that were formed by the automobile.  The vast majority of studies indicates that any benefits from the new light rail systems could have been achieved in a more cost-effective, albeit less dramatic, manner through other means.  The proposed Central Phoenix/East Valley Light Rail Project will lead to a deterioration in mobility, have little impact on air pollution and actually lead to an increase in energy consumption and emission of greenhouse gases.

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