Daily Herald Got It Right
I have to give credit to utahpolicy for pointing me to this Daily Herald (Utah County) editorial on mass transit. Of note from within the editorial: "Rather than cursing Congress and the environmental groups[for blocking Legacy], maybe people need to see the setbacks as an opportunity to pursue mass transit more vigorously." "To put it simply, there is no way we can build ourselves out of traffic congestion. As the population increases, we're just going to run out of places to put roads." "Mass transit offers a cheaper way to ease congestion. For about half the cost of the 14-mile Legacy Highway, the state could build a commuter rail system from Payson to Ogden. When one adds in the Utah Transit Authority's current $120.7 million operating expense to the mix, mass transit is still cheaper than freeway construction." Right on the nose.