Saturday, June 09, 2007

More About How J. Edward Anderson Stopped Rail Transit in the 1970's

A book appeared in 2000 called "The Transportation Renaissance". It was written by a PRT fan called Edmund Rydell. He describes how Anderson and his pals got legislation passed in the early 1970's that prevented the Metropolitan Transit Commission (MTC) from planning for rail transit:

"...Ed and others got legislation that took away from the [Metropolitan Transit] Commission its planning function. Over 20 years later, the Twin Cities still lacks an effective transit strategy."

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Read a U.S. Congressional report on how Anderson and his pals stopped planning for rail transit in the 1970's in the Twin Cities.
Ken Avidor blogs about how Personal Rapid Transit was used to stop transit for over thirty years.

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