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High-frequency luxury train service is a pipedream. No businesses are going to develop a passenger rail because there is no way to make a profit. Look at all the money Amtrack makes every year, oops I meant loses every year. If mass transit is soo profitable why does Atlanta have to prop up MARTA? And why does the proposed TSPLOST include funds to operate Marta? Government is the only way for rail development and that means taxpayer support for a money losing entity - forever.
Charlotte's light rail only services 3% of commuters, and of the riders two-thirds reported they didn't own a car. So how much congestion improvement is removing 1% of the cars off the road? Try none.
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