Light Rail’s PR Pandering

In a letter published in today’s Arizona Republic, Drew Sexton claims (among other things) that The [Valley Metro] light rail is a great, cost-effective investment not just for Millennials and our public transportation system but for the future of education in our city. [Phoenix’s] Prop. 104 builds on that investment and should have our support. […]

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Light Rail and Confirmation Bias

Like many topics of discussion, a person (voter) tends to support or reject light rail based on their own impressions rather than the facts and history. Psychologists call this “confirmation bias,” and if this sounds familiar it’s because I’ve used the term many times before on other topics. Wikipedia defines confirmation bias as the “tendency […]

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Watching Phoenix’s 104: “Propping Up” Light Rail

Tom Lane posted an interesting article on his SmartGrowthUSA website this morning about the impending Phoenix vote on Proposition 104, which asks Phoenix voters to tax themselves (along with everyone in Phoenix who doesn’t vote) to fund a $13 BILLION dollar expansion of Valley Metro Rail. The election is August 25th, about six weeks out. […]

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