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Old Posted Oct 15, 2021, 7:16 AM
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Originally Posted by electricron View Post
When passenger railroads and interurbans were the fastest way to travel from point A to point B in a city, they could compete with everything else. But as streets and highways were paved, and as automobiles and buses got more powerful and faster, the railroads, interurbans, and streetcars could no longer compete.
I think that this is partially true. Yes, in the majority of the US, it is faster to get from point A to point B by car than it is by transit.

That said, I think that well-designed systems like BART, or (maybe?) WMATA, have shown that transit can be effective if it is fast and efficient.

I think that we are still working out the model, but some sort of elevated transit with centralized destinations seems to actually work.
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