SMI Research Assistant John Payne on FOX 2 tonight at 10:00
Charles Jaco just finished taping an interview with Show-Me Institute research assistant John Payne, about the Metro mass transit system in the St. Louis area. At least some portion of it is slated to appear in tonight’s FOX 2 news broadcast at 10:00. Be sure to tune in. [UPDATE: The video is now online.]
For more information about St. Louis transit, read Payne’s recent op-ed about MetroLink, which also ran on the Riverfront Times blog and in the St. Louis Business Journal. His commentary attracted some attention from a Metro board member, who responded on our blog, followed by a short rejoinder by Payne.
The Show-Me Institute ran a trio of pieces in October 2008 about transit funding in St. Louis, considering the problem from different angles. We’ve also been fortunate enough to publish a few pieces analyzing Kansas City light rail plans, by transit scholar Randal O’Toole and policy analyst David Stokes. Although these latter pieces considered the issue specifically as it relates to the Kansas City area, many of the broad observations about light rail costs and efficiency apply just as well to St. Louis.