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Do Economists Reach a Conclusion On Rail Transit

@article{Balaker2006DoER,
  title={Do Economists Reach a Conclusion On Rail Transit},
  author={Ted Balaker and Cecilia Kim},
  journal={Econ Journal Watch},
  year={2006},
  volume={3},
  pages={551-602}
}
In the United States, the public debate over urban rail projects is complicated by the lack of agreement on goals. Supporters offer a wide variety of justifications to build and expand rail transit. If one focuses on the judgments of economists, the list of justifications shrinks considerably, but we are still left with a bundle of goals. Compared to other justifications, economists appear to be somewhat optimistic about rail transit’s impact on local economic development, but less optimistic… 
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