Transit Nirvana

Ladd, Brian
May 2005
Planning;May2005, Vol. 71 Issue 5, p46
Trade Publication
This article describes Berlin, Germany as a city that is good for both transit and driving. That is a blessing for its residents, but it may not be a blessing for the transit system. Accordingly, the next few years are likely to be decisive in determining the long-term prospects of the Berlin transit system. The city faces a severe budget crisis, and transit spending is certain to be cut by both the city and the federal government. Transit advocates fear that the looming cutbacks will tip the balance decisively in favor of the automobile.


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