13 Feb '18, 8pm

We consistently ask the wrong questions about #transit #investment:

Of course, public transportation systems could never pay for themselves this way. But does this really mean that public transit is a bad idea? Or does it prove that we have a hard time conceptualizing public investment? Consider roads. Our nation spends billions of dollars every year to build new roads and maintain existing ones. This money comes from a mixture of federal, state, and local sources. Yet, when we drive past a new road construction project, do we stop to ask about the cost? When people see a highway lane being added, do they complain about wasteful spending? Most likely not, although due to induced demand, they could be witnessing just that . The energy sector faces a similar situation. Ask someone about building a nuclear power plant and they will likely site the possible danger to workers and neighbors of the plant. No such thought is given to the many who ...

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