Should You Back a Project That's Not Perfect?
As the streetcar movement has gained momentum across the country, some critics are raising objections about the projects, questioning whether they are worth the investment. Frequently cited issues are that new streetcar lines often do not operate in dedicated lanes, that they are more expensive than buses, that they may operate too infrequently, and that they may not attract sufficient riders.
Comprehensive documents are in preparation to address these and other concerns. In the mean time, the following article published by the Atlantic City Lab addresses many of the points cited above:
Stop Making 'Pefect' the Enemy of 'Good'