We've heard the refrain repeated again and again by our Flat Earthers: if we build light rail in our region, no one will ride it. One of the best systems in the country is in Portland, OR, and there even coyotes take the train.
Coyotes? Yeah, this fella decided to take the train from the airport, like hundreds of other Portlanders daily. http://dogsinthenews.com/issues/0202/articles/020215a.htm The story doesn't mention what kind of farecard he used.
Build it and they will come. Even the coyotes.
H/T to Michael Ragsdale of HR Transit Ideas.