How Sustainable Transport Lost 100 Years https://t.co/7cqguUfPSg

, comparing this return to the build out rate that electric interurbans experienced, or just the build out of transit systems in US cities (which is a sssslllllooooowwwwwww process and prone to aborting).... That comparison represents extreme optimism; especially given the lack of any long-term funding plan in either federal or state budgets. That build-out may be over as it began. Where I live - in a place trying to embrace transit - we are flat out of housing, with occupancy rates over 98% and residential developments operating wait lists. It takes time for residential units to get built and when they do there will be more people... and essentially the same transit system. Will there be more money? Will there be an answer to the die-hard crusaders who oppose each and every bike lane and bus route, and who go into a nearly epileptic fit at mention of anything on rails? An...

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