Light Rail Projects See Deja Vu All Over Again

February 2000
ENR: Engineering News-Record;02/14/2000, Vol. 244 Issue 6, p60
Trade Publication
Editorial. Suggests the use of light rail transit as supplementary mode of transportation in the United States needed. Benefits from light rail; Importance of a mass transit project to businesses; Considerations in building a mass transit system.


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