The Atlanta Journal and Constitution’s Kyle Wingfield has a great column on the astronomical expense of public transit projects. Read the whole thing here.
This is a sample:
- For a five-phase light rail line parallel to I-85, from Doraville to the Gwinnett Arena: $70 million per mile.
- For a combination heavy- and light-rail line from the Lindbergh MARTA station to Emory University, $92 million per mile.
- Some kind of “fixed guideway” transit — light rail or possibly bus rapid transit — from Doraville across the top end of I-285 to the Cobb Galleria area, at $67 million per mile