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Heard a report last night on NBC about the historic levels of ridership on the nation’s light-rail systems. Many cities have seen double-digit increases in the percentage of riders over the last several months. I wonder why Indianapolis wasn’t mentioned? Oh! that’s right! Indianapolis doesn’t have a light-rail system. We’re constantly being told there’s “no market” for public transportation here. Every time the highways get congested, our forward thinking leaders huddle together and declare “more roads! wider roads! more parking lots!” With all the government subsidized pavement, how can anyone claim with a straight face that the “market” favors single-occupied vehicles?

To be honest, Indianapolis was mentioned in the report….as one of the largest cities in the nation without viable public transport.

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