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@ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...5yrs

Yes, but only if the spending goes towards environmentally friendly solutions

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No, and we should privatize more public transportation services

@93XXJ6B from California disagreed…4mos

I wholeheartly disagree. (This is long, but I'm not really trying to change your opinion on this. It doesn't matter what you think, I actively work on transportation in life, so my opinion will not just stay as an idle opinion on the internet) If we take lessons from history, I'm taking the time when public transit was largely privatized, then we will see that this will, probably, lead to nothing good. An example most transit enthuists know of is the Los Angeles streetcar, although I am going to explaining more than most people understand it. LA was once the city with the largest interurban streetcar system in the world, and this was run by a private company. The private company, Pacifific Electric/LARY, built these streetcar lines out for the pure intrest of profit, and running a streetcar was not and is not profitable. They made money by building out the lines and selling the real estate because the streetcar drastically increased property value. The people were as reliant with the streetcar, or more often nicknamed the red car, as they are with the automobile now. Like the big railroads of the time, they were also big infuencers on politics, this time with town hall not capital hill. They were nitourious for bribing city officals and corrupting local governments, as such the people resented them and they were eager when the ford model T became widely avaiable to switch over to gain freedom from the streetcar. Pacific Electric/LARY as such, lost heavy amounts of profit. The thought of subsidizing the streetcar though, was unpopular, and they ended up closing a lot of lines as they fell into deeper disrepair than they had already left them in too keep profits rolling. They planned to switch to buses before WW2, but the rubber shortage made them halt. Then General Motors bought up the companies and replaced the final lines with buses. This has given a lot of people the false consiparcy that GM killed the streetcar, they also did this in many other cities with their streetcar lines, but in reality, the nature of private businesses do not lend well to public utility. The only reason any privart public transportation companies exist in america now is because of government subsides. In an entirely free market system, public transit would not survive. Although if an entirely free market system existed than there wouldn't have been the development of the transcontinetal railways, the era of the freeway, and modern america as we know it. Maybe government bonds are Read more

@ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...5yrs

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@982SB72 from Tennessee answered…4hrs

@982R22K from New York answered…6hrs

@982KZM6 from Iowa answered…12hrs

It can very because most people have their own cars but there is still a small percentage of people that don't and use public transportation

@982GJMP from Minnesota answered…13hrs

It depends on what type of transportation. If it is a light-rail track going through a town that cannot support that, then no.

@982G4TZfrom Virgin Islands  answered…13hrs

Yes, and ensure that spending goes towards environmentally friendly solutions.

@982D8QKDemocrat from North Carolina answered…14hrs

It should increase spending on public transportation but focusing on reconstructing current stops as well as, focus on the most trafficked routes and what routes are needed most or commuted most.

@982D3VT from Nevada answered…14hrs

Yes as an investment to create a surplus in capital not as a commodity

@982CWCK from Alabama answered…14hrs

@98286YY from Arkansas answered…16hrs

We should divert spending from the military and into more public transportation.

@9827D4P from Utah answered…16hrs

Yes, and the spending should go towards environmentally friendly solutions. More free public transportation should be provided as well

@9823YXZ from Florida answered…17hrs

Yes, because gas prices have gone up in the last two years. And people cant afford gas and or cars.

@97ZY5MW from Ohio answered…1 day

No, implement civil engineering initiatives that encourage development of neighborhoods that include walking/biking opportunities and foster local businesses.

@97ZX463 from Kentucky answered…1 day

Each state is responsible for their own public transportation but they all need to fund it better

@97ZMMFF from South Carolina answered…2 days

Instead, give incentives to private companies that can do a better job than the FED.

@97ZLYW3 from Arizona answered…3 days

Public transportation is not a federal issue. States or municipalities should address this

@979LZZ6  from Kansas commented…3 days

It didn't specify "federal", just government in general; regardless, do you think local governments should increase spending on public transportation..?

@97ZJKY2 from Idaho answered…3 days

We don't necessarily need more spending on it, but we should try to expand public transportation in smaller cities

 @David-Cooper-KY from Kentucky answered…3 days

Public transportation should be affordable for those who can not afford vehicles and where vehicles would cost someone more time and money and be a nuisance or burden on their life. The public transportation should also be efficient both timely and environmentally, as well as hygienically.

@97Z8W83 from Pennsylvania answered…4 days

@97Z83BP from Florida answered…4 days

No increase but limit to allow money not be wasted and find ways to make public transportation worth for citizens

@97YZFSB from Texas answered…5 days

Not everywhere but in areas where it is economically and environmentally sustainable

@mathomas156Libertarian from Virginia answered…6 days

No, we should privatize transportation services and get back into the habit of riding on horses and buggies again.

@97YPWL3 from Minnesota answered…6 days

Yes, but we should use more environmentally friendly solutions and more free public transport

@97YJN5B from Michigan answered…7 days

Yes, but only in cases where studies have shown the need and benefit. Not all cities or regions are the same.

@97YHWCR from North Carolina answered…7 days

@97YH6ZM from Massachusetts answered…7 days

Yes, but only if the spending goes towards environmentally friendly solutions and free transportation to those who need it

@97YGWT5 from Massachusetts answered…7 days

Yes, and provide free enviromentally friendly solutions for public transportation.

@97YG95F from Indiana answered…7 days

No, we have too many other issues to deal with first and we don't have enough money.

@97YDFY2 from Indiana answered…7 days

Yes, and provide more public transportation and modernize rail systems

@97YBR4Pfrom Guam  answered…7 days

Yes, and try to provide more free public transportation, as well as move towards environmentally friendly transportation

@5GHSCDSLibertarian from Minnesota answered…7 days

No, incentivize public transportation services through mixed-use zoning

@5GHSCDSLibertarian from Minnesota answered…7 days

No, but incentivize public transportation services through mixed-use development

@PresspacenutDemocrat from Minnesota answered…1wk

Yes, but only if the spending goes toward environmentally friendly solutions. We should also provide more free public transportation.

@97XXG7MRepublican from Florida answered…1wk

This is a state issue. If states believe it will increase productivity by decreasing traffic congestion, access to work, or for other reasons then yes.

@97XT35C from North Carolina answered…1wk

@97XQ3K3 from Florida answered…1wk

With in proportion, spending should go into public transportation. While I wouldn’t be against seeing public transportation being improved or more accessible in cities and in rural areas, it just depends on what cost. So I can’t say whether it would be better to spend more on public transportation, or just think of improved ways to use pre-existing funding.

@97XPNP3Republican from Florida answered…1wk


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