Riders of Choice Choose Streetcars

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From Bring Back the Streetcars: A Conservative Vision of Tomorrow’s Urban Transportation by Paul M. Weyrich and William S. Lind:

All across the country, transit advocates, transit agencies and local officials see the need for rail transportation. While buses in many places carry only the transit dependent, rail service can appeal effectively to riders from choice – people who have cars and can drive, but choose to ride transit instead. Most riders from choice represent a car removed from rush hour traffic ,which benefits everyone, including the person who still drives.


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