Monday, July 30, 2007

Trains and brains

One of my favorite fantasies is receiving one dollar each time someone suggests the no-brainer (literally) to "just add a monorail."

Where to start? Tom Rubin (via Wendell Cox) discusses the latest of many such planning disasters. This time its the Las Vegas monorail, along a high-density strip and to serve large numbers of out-of-towners, the perfect setting -- not.

I have no idea whether the authorities placed Elvis impersonators on the trains. Let's not go there.