Rail Skeptics/Opponents
Web LinksSome of these folks say they're rail skeptics and opponents and not "anti-transit" per se. The best way to judge is to examine each site and let them speak for themselves.
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1   Link   The Antiplanner (Randal O'Toole)
My most loyal opponent. Good place for pro-transit people to throw things out and let anti-transit posters try to debunk pro-transit arguments.
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2   Link   Cascade Policy Institute
"Because the pursuit of happiness and the enjoyment of life and liberty are matters of individual choice, [we] address[ ] a broad variety of public policy issues from a free-market, pro-freedom perspective..." Major critic of Portland rail transit.
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3   Link   The American Dream Coalition News Blog
"News about freedom, mobility, and affordable homeownership."
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4   Link   The CATO Institute
"The Cato Institute seeks to broaden the parameters of public policy debate to allow consideration of the traditional American principles of limited government, individual liberty, free markets and peace." Randal O'Toole is a "Senior Fellow."
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5   Link   Professor Peter Gordon of USC
"A blog exploring the intersection of [academic libertarian] economic thinking and urban planning/real estate development and related big-think themes." Outspokenly anti-rail transit, New Urbanism, etc.
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6   Link   The Heartland Institute
"Chicago based think tank promoting public policy based on individual liberty, limited government, and free markets." Wendell Cox is a "Senior Fellow." Major corporate-funded denier of global warming.
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7   Link   The Heritage Foundation (Ron Utt)
Most of the rail/transit skepticism from the Heritage Foundation can be found on the publications page of Ronald Utt.
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8   Link   The Independence Institute
"Because the pursuit of happiness and the enjoyment of life and liberty are matters of individual choice, [we] address[ ] a broad variety of public policy issues from a free-market, pro-freedom perspective." Randal O'Toole is an affiliate.
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9   Link   Jim Karlock's Portland Sites
Major critic of transit, land use planning, redevelopment and other trends in Portland, Oregon. Extremely outspoken; in our view, many of the facts on this site are wrong or out-of-date.
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10   Link   The Public Purpose (Wendell Cox)
The primary site of Wendell Cox, notorious opponent of Smart Growth, New Urbanism, rail transit, and related measures.
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11   Link   Demographia (Wendell Cox)
Companion site to www.publicpurpose.com
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12   Link   The Reason Foundation
"...our... think tank and political/cultural magazine reach a diverse, influential audience, advancing the values of individual freedom and choice, limited government, and market-friendly policies." Major source of analysis favoring toll roads.
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