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Why do subways cost so much more here than elsewhere?

Why do subways cost so much more here than elsewhere?

There‘re few issues more likely to get the juices flowing than debates about the cost of transport projects. How is it, public transport advocates ask, subways can be built in Spain for $40 million per km, but in Australia and the US its hundreds of millions of dollars per km? Or why have new rail […]

Is “per passenger km” the right metric for comparing modes?

Is “per passenger km” the right metric for comparing modes?

It might seem intuitively obvious that any comparisons between cars and public transport should be on a “per kilometre” basis. After all, as Steven Smith at Market Urbanism points out, “people take trips of varying length, and longer trips are more expensive than shorter trips, so the desire to standardize and compare makes us want […]