[update::2008.12.27]The Valley Metrol light-rail started running today, Saturday, 27 December 2008. Kudos to everybody who was responsible for making this project a reality.
The Goldwater Institute posted a short blurb about the "costs" of light-rail. Their posting was titled "My Two Cents."Claim #1: "It costs $2.50 in Dallas to ride light rail and buses all day." "In Dallas, taxpayers subsidize $3.24 of each passenger fare, bringing the total ticket price to well over $5.00. That means, when a passenger rides the train to and from work every weekday for 50 weeks, it costs taxpayers $1,620 a year."
The Goldwater Institute posting had two claims; therefore, each claim was worth a penny.
Creator: Gerald Thurman
Created: 05 October 2006