As the article says...
Critics of mass-transit rail systems say that in Southern California, where communities and job centers are spread out and people depend on their cars, it makes more sense to widen roads and to invest in rapid bus lines.
"Agran's approach is a 'Field of Dreams' approach," Kleinpeter said. "Build it and they will come."
Irvine's project must still win approval from the Orange County Transportation Authority. Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle, an OCTA board member, said he welcomed Irvine's plans.