Saturday, May 03, 2008


My LA Times "Dust-up" with Bart Reed is over and there are many reader comments. Some are savvy and some are not. Quite a few suggest that we look to Europe for transit success and a better way.

But Wendell Cox posts research from Paris that shows only 3 percent of new light-rail riders come from autos -- compared to the hypothetical 35 percent that I assumed in my crazy-optimist calculations for LA rail. So Paris' light rail adds to greenhouse emissions.

Facts, shmacts.