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28.9.14

PASSENGERS TRANSPORT INDUSTRY * USA

* DC - Federal subsidies have inspired some silly transit projects

(Photo: A streetcar named desire) 
Washington,DC,USA -The Economist -Aug 9th 2014: -- Late and over budget, streetcars are finally rumbling to life in Washington, DC. The long-awaited service, which has cost at least $135m to build, spans 2.4 miles along H Street in the city’s north-east. But it is not taking passengers yet. Operators are still learning how to drive the electric trains, which may come into service by the end of the year. In the meantime, locals can hop on the bus: plenty of them already ply this route, and often at a faster clip... Commuters have long preferred cars and buses...

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