Heartland Institute, Cato Institute to Release Study on San Antonio Streetcar Project Wednesday

Published November 27, 2012
What: Press conference
When: Wednesday, November 28, 10 a.m.
Where: Sidewalk across from Sam’s Burger Joint, 328 East Grayson Street, San Antonio, Texas
Who: Randal O’Toole, Senior Fellow, the Cato Institute; Jeff Judson, Director and Senior Fellow, The Heartland Institute
Contact: Jeff Judson, [email protected] and 210/748-7100.
The Cato Institute and The Heartland Institute will release a new study on the San Antonio streetcar project on Wednesday, November 28 at 10 a.m. at an event at Broadway and Grayson in San Antonio, across the street from Sam’s Burger Joint.
The study, titled “The Streetcar Fantasy,” looks at the impacts streetcars have on economic development and mobility in other cities, and analyzes the San Antonio proposal. The study calls into question the costs and benefits of the city’s streetcar project.
A copy of the study, which is embargoed until 10 a.m. CST on November 28, can be found here.
The study is authored by Randal O’Toole, Senior Fellow with the Cato Institute. Mr. O’Toole is an expert on transportation and land use policy and is the author of several books. Also speaking at the event will be Jeff Judson, director and senior fellow with the Heartland Institute. Mr. Judson is a resident of Olmos Park and served on the Olmos Park City Council until this past May.

The Heartland Institute is a 28-year-old national nonprofit organization headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Its mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. For more information, visit our Web site or call 312/377-4000.