The Infrastructurist on-line magazine (“America under construction”) has put together a revealing list of the decades 10 biggest transit projects in North America. It’s worth browsing through the slide show, and includes debacles such as San Juan Puerto Rico’s rapid transit line (and the Los Angeles Red Line subway) as well as successess such as Vancouver’s Canada Line which was delivered through a public-private partnership. These are all “megaprojects” that cost more than $1 billion.
Samuel R. Staley, Ph.D. is a senior research fellow at Reason Foundation and managing director of the DeVoe L. Moore Center at Florida State University in Tallahassee where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in urban planning, regulation, and urban economics. Prior to joining Florida State, Staley was director of urban growth and land-use policy for Reason Foundation where he helped establish its urban policy program in 1997.