One of the shrewdest things the domestic auto industry could do is begin planning to produce light-rail systems.It's nice to know they really think that light rail is competition for automobiles. Apparently they are still worried about losing market share. As much as I like this idea in theory I think it would turn out horrible in practice unless:
OK, light rail would be competition for cars and trucks. But if it's coming anyway, why not get a piece of the action?
Yes, I know Michael Moore mentioned the same thing a few months ago. But how dumb would it be to ignore a good idea just because it was supported by someone who usually doesn't have a clue
A. They bought designs from existing light rail vendor such as Siemens
B. They allowed local transit agencies to appoint quality control inspectors
C. There is an adopted standard for vehicles agreed upon like in the era of the PCC
I'm sure you all have some ideas too...