Rail Fact: Pinellas is Not Alone in Avoidng Rail, and Benefitting From It!

Turns out many cities in America have wisely avoided commuter rail. These cities have faster traffic at rush hour too!

Turns out many cities in America have wisely avoided commuter rail. These cities have faster traffic at rush hour too! (“Large” cities with Population of 450K-1.2 million)

Greenlight Pinellas Supporters claim that the Tampa Bay Region is the only major metro area without commuter rail (as  they advocate for a 14% sales tax hike to build a 25mph St. Pete to Clearwater Train). Turns out that is just one of the many deceptions Greenlight offers to sell its plan. Yet a review of data from the American Public Transportation Association  (APTA – a group supportive of commuter rail) reveals that there are many cities without rail. Data from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s Urban Mobility Report of 2012 reveal that …
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