Transit Subsidies

Public transit that serves rural communities is no less essential to the everyday needs of their users as those systems that serve cities. So, why do some states seem so eager to cut subsidies to rural transit providers?
Jul 2, 2013   Rooflines
Not only are transit systems subsidized, but so are America's roads. While some advocate for the reduction of road subsidies to better incentivize transit use, Josh Barro argues for more effective ways to make mass transit work better.
Jul 15, 2012   City Journal
Josh Barro offers his take on the charge, oft resorted to by transit advocates, that subsidies for road maintenance encourage driving. Instead, he argues, we should turn our attention to the mechanisms that make it hard for transit to compete.
Jul 3, 2012   The Washington Examiner
Transit rider and <em>Good</em> reporter, Alissa Walker, describes some simple solutions for making transit safer.
May 17, 2012   Good
A proposal in L.A. to use recently approved funding to push 30 years of transportation projects into the next decade has elicited a protest from the city's Bus Riders Union.
Sep 1, 2010   Streetsblog L.A.
"Blueprint America" looks at declining public transit subsidies and resulting transit service cuts. The video and report follows two East Bay commuters on suburban bus, BART; the transit agency meeting where bus service is reduced; MUNI LRT footage.
Mar 20, 2009   PBS-The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer