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  • San Antonio still pushing light rail despite repeated defeats at ballot box

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    San Antonio plans for light rail despite voter opposition
    By Kenric Ward
    August 17, 2016
    Watchdog.org
     
    Despite repeated defeats at the polls, a controversial light rail system remains in San Antonio’s planning documents.
     
    City officials say, “It is important not to rule out any method or mode of transportation.”
     
    National transportation expert Randal O’Toole retorts, “I suspect that they have ruled out dirigibles, helicopters and pod cars. Rail should be ruled out for the same reason: It is expensive and few will use it.”
     
    “It’s not really about rail or offering commuters options, it’s about rent-seeking developers looking for their next handout, courtesy of San Antonio taxpayers,” said Terri Hall, founder of Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom.

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