fbpx

Latest Posts

Home

Facebook

Twitter

Search
About

Light Rail Is a Crime-Ridden Disaster

Advocates of light rail transportation for the Twin Cities imagined a clean, sophisticated, modern mode of transit that would enhance Minnesota’s reputation as a progressive bastion. Unfortunately, that is not what has happened. The Twin Cities’ light rail projects have been disasters.

Crime is rampant, ridership is low, money is steadily being lost. The metro area’s two light rail lines are rapidly becoming eyesores, and worse. Urination and defecation inside train cars and on train platforms have become common, as has the setting of fires in light rail cars to warm hoboes.

Last week, a long-time train operator testified before the Minnesota House. She knows whereof she speaks. Her story is appalling. Our Minnesota ancestors never would have permitted a lawless, anti-social, disgusting environment–financed at public expense!–like that which now dominates our retrograde light rail projects. Sadly, our standards today are far lower.

Here she is:

You be the judge: is light rail a harbinger of a bright “green” future, or is it one more failed government program that has brought only disaster in its wake?

Comments

Subscribe

Categories

Upcoming Events

  • Minnesota’s Border Battles: Duluth

    Location: Duluth

    Register HERE! Please join American Experiment and Badger Institute for a conversation on how state policy can determine who comes out ahead Can we look at the states as “laboratories of democracy,” as Louis Brandeis famously called them, in order to pursue better policy? At this event, John Phelan will present on his research comparing the economic performances of neighboring counties on either side of the Minnesota border. John will share his findings on Minnesota and Wisconsin, and discuss the insight it gives us into the economic impacts of state policies. Badger Institute President Mike Nichols will discuss a year-long,…

    Register Now
  • Minnesota’s Border Battles: Stillwater

    Location: Stillwater

    Register HERE! Please join American Experiment and Badger Institute for a conversation on how state policy can determine who comes out ahead Can we look at the states as “laboratories of democracy,” as Louis Brandeis famously called them, in order to pursue better policy? At this event, John Phelan will present on his research comparing the economic performances of neighboring counties on either side of the Minnesota border. John will share his findings on Minnesota and Wisconsin, and discuss the insight it gives us into the economic impacts of state policies. Badger Institute President Mike Nichols will discuss a year-long,…

    Register Now
  • Minnesota’s Border Battles: La Crosse

    Location: La Crosse, Wisconsin

    Register HERE! Please join American Experiment and Badger Institute for a conversation on how state policy can determine who comes out ahead Can we look at the states as “laboratories of democracy,” as Louis Brandeis famously called them, in order to pursue better policy? At this event, John Phelan will present on his research comparing the economic performances of neighboring counties on either side of the Minnesota border. John will share his findings on Minnesota and Wisconsin, and discuss the insight it gives us into the economic impacts of state policies. Badger Institute President Mike Nichols will discuss a year-long,…

    Register Now