Contrary to a recent New York Times article, we should celebrate the decline of transit systems that cost taxpayers $50 billion a year as new forms of private transporation are taking the place of public transit.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is upset that the Trump Administration won't fund 81 percent of an expensive tunnel under the Hudson River, but the administration is merely following Congressional direction.
California's high-speed rail project was doomed from the start: slower than flying, less convenient than driving, and more expensive than both, the state should never have considered it, much less commenced construction.
Census data released last week reveal that the young people who supposedly love transit and low-income people who supposedly need transit are the ones who are abandoning transit and causing the steady decline in transit ridership over the last four year.
Transit commuting declined in 2017 and the average and median income of the remaining transit commuters both grew to more than the national average/median, leading to the question of why we are subsidizing high-income people to ride transit.