In the Washington Post, CEI's Marc Scribner discusses "streetcar fatigue" and the quagmire surrounding Washington, D.C.'s H Street Streetcar project:
Marc Scribner, a Washington-based transportation policy analyst with the Competitive Enterprise Institute, is squarely against streetcars, here and elsewhere — particularly, he says, when buses would do. Pulling up the tracks, he argues, “would be cutting your losses.”
But what about the infrastructure, the cars and the steel tracks that took forever to install? Maybe we could hoodwink some more provincial city into taking it off our hands. “Pawn it off on someone else,” Scribner half-jokes.