Tough times for transit

An interesting two-part PBS series examines the dual challenges for transit: more demand, greater financial challenges.  Note some cool graphics along with the video.

Transit in America

It seems to me that governments have to begin to consider a plethora of other ways to finance transit operations and maintenance, since fares can probably never comprimse a meaningful portion of needed revenue.   The return on investment in transit is fairly obvious, particularly with so many cities in danger of being labeled “non-attainment” for ozone pollution and losing transportation funding.

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