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Rail Disasters 2005

Leonard Gilroy
June 21, 2005, 2:05pm

Today Reason released a new study -- Rail Disasters 2005 -- by economist Randal O'Toole that finds that, over the past two decades, transit ridership has declined, or at best remained stagnant, in more than two out of three urban areas with rail transit, while it grew in numerous regions with bus-only transit. Here's a summary: The full study is here (3Mb PDF). BTW, this is an update to Randal's 2004 study, Great Rail Disasters, which can be found here. Enjoy!

Leonard Gilroy is Director of Government Reform

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