There are Many Reasons to Reject Rail
There has been a truck-load of ink spilled on this topic but never, ever, have ALL the arguments been assembled in one place. One Place. There has not been a place or time when all the arguments have been collected in one composition.
This critical issue has so many dimensions to consider that we need a summary at this time to properly state the case. The tragedy is that opponents say "too noisy, ugly, expensive" or "too ..." but singling out one aspect, like financing or corruption, is not enough. It narrows and cheapens the argument.