Transit is no longer needed to provide mobility for low-income people, nearly all of whom have access to a car. Instead, it is mainly a subsidy to unions, downtown property owners, and rail contractors.
$61 billion sounds like a big spending cut, but we should put that number in perspective. Video produced by Caleb O. Brown. Music licensed (Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution) from Kevin MacLeod. Based on a blog post by Tad DeHaven.