Now we have a Democrat doing the same thing in Maryland. Read how Democratic governor O'Malley is pushing to have a private company build and operate a public transit line. This is a dangerous pattern. The record shows that private companies abuse workers worse than do public operations. (And unionization? Hah! That'll be more difficult.) And what about night or weekend service? Will this get scaled back sometime, on the argument that it isn't profitable? Folks: red light: public transportation (Amtrak's Northeast Corridor the lone exception) is rarely profitable.
Read below, noting the references to government money into the project. Yet it will be run by a private company? Sounds a lot like charter schools. Think "charter transit line."