TITLE

Can rail prevail the first time around?

AUTHOR(S)
Weyrich, Paul M.
PUB. DATE
June 2000
SOURCE
Railway Age;Jun2000, Vol. 201 Issue 6, p96
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the reasons for the failure of light rail system proponents to convince voters to vote for the system. Deficiencies; Arguments raised by rail opponents; Identification of voters.
ACCESSION #
3230455

 

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