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    This interview by @bradplumer with Ed Glaeser is frankly filled with inaccuracies and inappropriate generalizations vox.com/policy-and-pol…

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    Yonah Freemark

    You can’t simultaneously say you think we should have BRT and then that buses can be “flexible.” These are not compatible statements.

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    You can’t claim that California high-speed rail has not been audited by third parties, when it fact it has.

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    Yonah Freemark

    You can’t obsess over transit spending as *the problem* when roads are far more subsidized and take up much more of the federal budget.

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    You can’t focus on the Detroit People Mover as the definitive case of problematic federal spending when it was completed 30 years ago.

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    Yonah Freemark

    Ed Glaeser views on infrastructure spending *as a whole* are reasonable, but when he gets into the details, he knows little transpo planning

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    Maybe it would benefit him to stick to what he’s knowledgable about—economics—and let others make statements about good planning.

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    Yonah Freemark

    (Oh, p.s,, no, the Obama Administration has *not*, in fact, eliminated the law disallowing tolling on existing freeways.)

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