Boston’s Rail System: Another Government Failure

Published: 12/07/2019
Boston’s Rail System: Another Government Failure
Source: WWW.DOWNSIZINGGOVERNMENT.ORG

Chris Edwards The federal government spends $14 billion a year on subsidies for local rail and bus transit. This spending should be zeroed out in the next federal transportation bill because it induces cities to own and run monopoly transit systems that are unionized and mismanaged. Federal transit aid has mainly covered capital costs, not operations and maintenance. That has encouraged cities to

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