Desire cools for streetcar in D.C. amid missteps, costs

The Washington Times cites CEI`s Marc Scribner on the streetcar system:

There’s at least one thing on which opponents and supporters of a key D.C. public transportation project agree: Missteps are cooling desire for a streetcar system on H Street in Northeast.

Calling the streetcar “an inefficient and obsolete form of urban transportation,” Marc Scribner, a researcher at the libertarian-leaning Competitive Enterprise Institute, says the proposed $3 billion trolley line should be scrapped, citing a host of problems — from ballooning costs and labor union disputes to construction delays and a flash fire on a test run.