Have you noticed? People fight for years to get one bus, but somehow massive subway projects seems to breeze through the political process. It's because subways send people underground to make room for cars above. Let's get rid of cars--they clearly don't work. There is plenty of room for buses and trams in a city without cars.
Panama's president unveiling subway ahead of vote - El Paso Inc.: Headlines: "The metro will surely alleviate the booming capital's dreadful traffic. But critics say the $2 billion spent on the 9-mile (14-kilometer) rail line would have been better used building a higher-capacity surface transport network and expanded bus system."