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Old Posted Jul 17, 2019, 9:05 PM
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Absolutely. Not only should they be expanded, but some form of a congestion tax should be implemented in every major metropolitan area. Motorists love to complain about public transportation, yet they receive the largest subsidies of them all. The amount of money that they pay in gas taxes does NOT cover the true cost of their infrastructure. This country should be investing a larger amount of money in public transportation, especially when major metropolitan areas headed by cities generate most of the revenue within this nation. As a Philly resident who doesn't own a car, why should what I pay in taxes subsidize a motorist in rural Susquehanna County?

I would love to see urban highways demolished, road diets applied to major thoroughfares in urban centers, the federal gas tax significantly hiked, the elimination of parking minimums and free parking, and red light cameras at every intersection, among other things. Live in an area that requires a car to get around? Too bad, that's what happens when you move to an auto-dependent suburb. The days of subsidies for places like that should end. Park your two-ton death machine in your shitty suburb and take the train into the city.
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