Speaking of falsely libertarian views on transit, Cato Fellow Randal O’Toole has just put out a report recycling some of his familiar attacks on transit. In July, Ryan Avent offered an assessment of O’Toole’s efforts:
O’Toole was without friends in a room of leaders that finally seemed to grasp how planning had gone wrong in the last half century. At this moment — with vehicle miles traveled falling, with central city population growth rates increasing as suburban growth rates fall, and with central city housing prices showing resilience as exurban neighborhoods continue to experience rapid decline — Cato’s myth of sprawl as the American dream seems more hollow than ever.
As Avent goes on to point out, libertarians should oppose regulations that, in much of the country, have made building walkable, mixed-use settlements illegal.