Detroit's current "light rail" system has been called a "Horizontal Elevator to Nowhere" and the "least cost-effective transit project in the last 20 years." So what's the response to this epic disaster of central planning from the political class? To build more, of course.
Reason TV has just released a video about a new Detroit "light rail" transportation system scheduled to be built next year. Here's a quote from one of the more vocal advocates of the program, state Rep. Marie Donigan (D-Royal Oak):
"So, we have a limited pool of money? Is that what you're saying? There's only so much money in the world, ever?...Well, obviously that's not true. If that was the case, if we wanted to build a new school in Royal Oak, for instance, we'd say 'We cannot build another school in Royal Oak because we only have some much money.'"
The video is below. Donigan's comments come at the 3:29 mark.
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