This term came into my vision a few days ago.
It struck me as an accurate way to describe the fascination with light rail development, since light rail is hugely expensive to build why the fixation on the continuation of this sort of planning?
The rest of the world has sought much more cost effective methods of providing transit services to the public, yet in America, boondoggles continue being the preferred choice of government.
After some investigation, the terms LIGHT RAIL INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX is a very accurate way to describe its continuing existence, even in the face of massive monetary shortages.
Light rail–industrial-congressional complex (LRCC) is a concept commonly used to refer to policy and monetary relationships between legislators, transit districts, and the industrial base that supports them. These relationships include political contributions, political approval for light rail spending, lobbying to support bureaucracies, and beneficial legislation and oversight of the industry. It is a type of iron triangle.