Those rush-hour commuter trains wouldn't do everything everybody wants (see today's story with lots of reader comment). They wouldn't take you to the basketball game or to the restaurant or the airport.
Still, according to a new study, they would be awfully attractive for thousands of students and workers every day.
That's partly because the Triangle is expected to keep growing like crazy. And it's pretty clear that we aren't going to come up with the money to expand our roadways fast enough to keep pace. So every drive to work will take longer and longer in coming years.
Commuter rail would be relatively cheap to build because we don't need much in the way of new tracks or land or environmental studies ... [MORE]