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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

CorridorOne: Every Rose has its Thorn

When we last heard mention of CorridorOne, the proposed transit rail line in the Harrisburg area that no one will ride, supporters were defending federal earmarks - because subverting the normal appropriations process would be the only way it would ever get funding.

But now CorridorOne is called the "Capital Red Rose Corridor" and the Patriot News wants it funded.  But wait, is the new name indicative of a change in plans?  Nope, the Capital Red Rose Corridor will still be extravagantly expensive (about 20 times the taxpayer subsidy per rider as SEPTA), and it still won't offer the "economic benefits" advocates claim.

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