Boosters regularly tout a laundry list of transit benefits; one might not stand up to scrutiny.
Randal O’Toole has has written numerous books and research reports on transportation and land‐use issues, including Gridlock: Why We’re Stuck in Traffic and What to Do about It. He is also a rail fan who helped restore the world’s third‐most powerful steam locomotive and who once personally owned five railroad passenger cars. Described by U.S. News and World Report as a researcher who “has earned a reputation for dogged legwork and sophisticated number crunching,” he has been a leader in innovative thinking on environmentalism, natural resources, and urban land use.
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