federal gouvernement already pays a fucktone of endless billions just to extend current roads to fix traffic and municipalities goes bankrupt and in-debt just to maintain those roads. Rails pays itself because the amount of tax on land increases. If a trains open, what you're getting next it are large apartment complex. Municipalities gets more money for the land and require less public infrastructure. While if you keep extending and re-creating roads, all you get is single family housing and since people expect urban services standard on rural density, the cities goes bankrupt. Rail are economically efficient. Hench, it's an investment at is core. Hench, you could do like japan and make it an investment since all train are owned by multiple train company that works together to offer efficient services. They are listed on the stock market and people there have retirement money based on railway investment as oppose to real estate.>Who's going to use it?
anyone who live 400m radius to it, with a density of 10k people/km per square. that's the equivalent of everyone in a 4km radius of a road using it to go downtown in a single family zoning.