Following up on McArdle on Streetcars, Robert Higgs has his own question regarding rail:  specifically, why is it that people on the political left are so fascinated with train travel?  Regarding Higgs’ point, it’s good to take a look at Steven Dutch’s work on why people don’t take mass transit (with my summary and addition here).

Also read the comments.  The first three seem to be people who fit into exactly what Higgs is asking about, but there are a couple of elaborations on Higgs’ part that are worth reading.

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