Policy Forum

The Future of Public Transit

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Date and Time
October 25, 2017 11 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
Hayek Auditorium, Cato Institute
Featuring Art Guzzetti, Vice President–Policy, American Public Transportation Association; Randal O’Toole (@antiplanner), Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Tom Firey, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.

The nation’s public transit industry faces some of its greatest challenges: ridership has been declining; infrastructure is deteriorating; rivals such as Uber and Lyft are taking transit customers. Does transit have a future? Yes, says Art Guzzetti: transit is a vital part of American cities and will continue to be so for many years to come. No, says Randal O’Toole: transit is doomed to extinction, and politicians and transit agencies should find a path toward winding it down instead of trying to expand it.