USA: Why American public transit is so bad | 2020 Feature – VIDEO

USA: Why American public transit is so bad | 2020 Election

Most Americans have no choice but to drive. How do we change that?

In the middle of the 20th century, the US government made a decision that would transform American cities: It built a huge system of interstate highways, many of which went right through the downtowns of its biggest cities.       

This sealed the country’s fate as a car culture, and today we’re seeing the results. In most cities, it’s extremely difficult to get around without a car, in part due to public transit systems built to serve an outdated commute.

And when our politics turn to infrastructure, the government often favors building new roads and highways instead of improving and expanding public transportation. The result is a system that forces more Americans to drive, at the expense of those who rely on public transit. It’s also the biggest contributor to our country’s carbon footprint.

Fixing that over the long term will require a reimagining of American cities and towns. But there’s also a way that, if we wanted to, we could improve American transit systems, and get more people riding them, in a matter of weeks.

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  • the only  On November 8, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    Why American public transit is so bad, it is because of the ppp, i am sure Dennis Albert will agree with me.

    • Dennis Albert  On November 8, 2020 at 6:46 pm

      Actually, drugs money and stealing monies from the Guyanese are a net benefit to America because most of the PPP members funnel money into Florida, New York and Toronto real estate.

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