As demand grows for rail transit in this country grows, discussion is also increasing on how we should finance and manage it. William Lind, a public transportation advocate agrues that we are looking at the wrong metrics when evaluating public transit.
He was at the Rail-Volution conference to promote his new book "Moving Minds - Conservatives and Public Transportation" (co-authored with Paul M. Weyrich) to give liberal transportation advocates additional points of discussion to promote the benefits of rail. Instead of arguing that public transportation will reduce global warming; he suggests that you make rail effective enough that it provides a viable choice among a variety of transportation options; namely solo vehicle travel.
What do you think? Are both arguments valid? Watch the video and tell us what you think.