Pro­fes­sors at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity in Boston exam­ined 42 neigh­bor­hoods in 12 U.S. cities in 2010 and found that housing costs near rail stops increased after light-​​rail ser­vice started in many mar­kets. “A new transit sta­tion can set in motion a cycle of unin­tended con­se­quences in which core transit users…are priced out in favor of higher-​​income, car-​​owning res­i­dents,” the authors wrote.

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