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Old Posted Sep 9, 2019, 3:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Yankeegreat94 View Post
From the largest city in America, New York City, the NYC suburbs of Long Island, New Jersey (NJ Transit is the worst in the nation), etc.

Why is public transportation in America so poorly funded?

Yes, I know America is very car-centric and we have been since the 1950s, but why in the 2010s heading into the 2020s, is it so poorly-funded?
I don't think they're poorly funded so much as getting very little value for the money spent. Just look at the operating budgets for Valley Metro Rail, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Houston, they're gigantic given how little ridership (and fares) they get. And compare them with a Canadian city like Calgary.

Calgary (metro population <1.5M)



Dallas:

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