Secretary of Immobility Ray LaHood says that Washington DC’s Silver line is a “model” for “other places in the country.” Let’s see:
Is the line over budget? Of course.
Will the new line disrupt service on other transit lines? Totally.
Is the region building new rail transit lines even when it doesn’t have enough money to maintain existing lines? Absolutely.
Is the line being built mainly for the benefit of a few developers? I would say so.
Is the rail line being built by an agency known even to LaHood for its corruption? Yep.
Is the rail line being funded by stealing money from other transportation users? Naturally.
That’s quite a model you have there, Mr. Immobility.