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Paying for light rail with synergy

In his regular Wednesday column, the N&R’s Doug Clark has shown a knack for satire. With that in mind, I had to read his vision (unposted) for a light rail line between G’boro and High Point twice, and I think he’s serious:

Connecting the dots was achieved through the innovative light-rail system, constructed on an elevated track at a multibillion-dollar price over two decades. The steep cost has been more than recovered with the synergy afforded by access. When people can move efficiently from one point to another, they find ways to work together, merging assets to encourage investment and multiply value.

Tell that to San Jose. Or Norfolk. Or —last but not least —- Charlotte.

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