Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Infrastructure Crimes of the Last Century

by Tom Bozzo

This is the historical marker for the late Minneapolis streetcar network at the Linden Hills station:

Infrastructure Crimes of the Century

A Star Tribune website section (now seemingly vanished) on the Hiawatha LRT debut linked a 1954 story about the Great Progress represented by replacing those 523 miles of streetcar lines with modern diesel buses. As the era of cheap motoring ends to the point where just about everyone outside the Reason Foundation reconsiders how great automobile dependency is, this should lead to a costly do-over.

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Reminds me I want to take the kids to the Capital Trolley Museum.
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