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Light rail carries tiny fraction of freeway

Here is a chart of actual freeway on and off traffic compared to light rail on and off.

Light rail is that little tan and purple at the bottom - it carries a tiny fraction of the number of people (vertical scale) compared to a freeway. And light rail carries over a much smaller distance (horizontal scale).