by Michael Thompson, president
Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy
The Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy today released Does Loudoun County Need Metrorail?, a paper by two internationally recognized transportation experts presenting an alternative view of Loudoun County's possible participation in the building of rail to Dulles. These experts believe that the rail proposal is not the best alternative and that bus rapid transit would provide better service at a less expensive cost.
The Thomas Jefferson Institute has sent this report to the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors so that they have this information in front of them as they discuss this important issue over the next few days. A copy of the report may be found by clicking here.
"It is important for the elected members of the Board of Supervisors to have all the information they can in front of them as this important decision is made," said Michael Thompson, President of the Thomas Jefferson Institute, a Springfield based public policy foundation. "Credible experts have reasonable alternative ideas that might well move more people at a less cost than the current rail idea. Those ideas deserve to be part of this policy discussion and we hope that this information is helpful," said Thompson concerning the Supervisors' planned discussions and deliberations over the weekend.
Authors of the paper are Gabriel O'Toole, author of Gridlock: Why We're Stuck in Traffic and What We Can Do About It, and Gabriel Roth, author of Paying for Roads: The Economics of Traffic Congestion.
Michael W. Thompson
President, Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy
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