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The Great Train Robbery: Urban Transportation in the 21st Century

This report for Chapman University’s Center for Demographics & Policy examines urban transportation in the 21st century. Co-authors Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox investigate the evolution of transit from the distant past up to today, identifying where and how various types of public transit work well, and how we can maximize the benefits of transit funding.

Rather than remain tethered to one-size-fits-all transit, public officials should focus on maximizing their investments in transit and mobility that reflect the particular economic and geographic profiles of their cities. Priority should be given to serving the needs of those unable to provide their own mobility.

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