07/19/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Phoenix's Light Rail Has 60% More Riders Than Expected

he sprawling city of Phoenix, of all places, is showing us how light rail should be done. They just opened a 20 mile line with 28 stops last December, and ridership statistics are beating all forecasts (evidence that the same might be true in other cities where they are afraid to invest because their forecasts are too low) with 40,000 weekly riders instead of the 25,000 expected.

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