Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Motor City Light Rail: Boondoggle or Beginning of the Detroit Renaissance?

Is this the "Field of Dreams" kind of thinking-- if we build it, they will come? Do the politicians really believe using taxpayer money to build the light rail will trigger surge of economic activity in the motor city?


  1. I'll take "Boondoggle" for $10, Alex...

    Just what Detroit needs, another empty-headed politician talking about the need to "educate the public"

  2. Isn't Detroit a rather low density city these days? What would the light rail accomplish other than increasing debt or taxes? You'll get a few jobs for a while, but at the cost of that debt & taxes for a much longer while.