Friday, April 28, 2017

Trump’s transportation cuts will hurt communities

HeraldNet: "Increase traffic congestion. Traffic congestion already costs our nation an estimated $160 billion annually in lost time and fuel, and it will only get worse without public transit investments."
Letter points out that Trump's trillion dollar "infrastructure" plan doesn't make sense if congestion is just going to get worse. To answer, the plan is just a giveaway to domestic and foreign private interests, so there will be a lot of "fixing," but not much repairing.

One could add that if making all current urban buses fare-free could save 20% on congestion alone, it would pay for itself.

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