Quote of the Day

People don’t think about this but it’s true. All transportation is subsidized, not just buses or rail.

Scott Englander of the LivableStreets Alliance in a letter to the editor of the Boston Globe says “I’m disappointed, however, by the Globe’s continued use of the word “subsidized” in connection with funding for rail or bus service, as if other forms of transportation didn’t rely on government support, too. When was the last time a road or highway in our region was self-supporting?”

“Roads consume the vast majority of public funds for transportation. All forms of transportation have societal costs and benefits. Options such as rail and bus benefit us all by taking traffic off the road and pollution out of our air.”

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