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Making the Trains Run On Time
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  • Andrew Allison

    Perhaps the question should be WHY does building public transit in America costs several times as much as in Europe?

    • Jim__L

      Our accounting practices are more honest?

      • Ofer Imanuel

        We let much more of the legal and environmental nonsense intervene?
        We insist on using unionized workforce for the contractors?

      • Andrew Allison

        Surely you jest. Like me, you live in California, home of transit boondoggles like the (psuedo)HSR which appear to exist only to funnel money to unions, construction companies and government employees. The San Jose Light Rail system, which has the lowest farebox recovery in the country, is another spectacular example.

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