Subsidies and Transportation

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Some people oppose public transportation because, they say, it is too reliant on government subsidies.

Next time you see someone in a new General Motors car (a company owned by the Federal Government) purchased with a government rebate under the cash for clunkers program (a $4,500 subsidy per car) driving down a street that is policed, lit, and plowed by the City (with funds out of the Operating budget) and was constructed with funds from the Highway Trust fund (which would have gone bankrupt last year if not for a $9 billion bailout and will go bankrupt this year and next unless it is bailed out each year to the tune of several billion dollars) remember subsidies affect every form of transportation.

GM: 61% owned by the Federal Government
GM: 61% owned by the Federal Government
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    [...] leadership, challenging them to implement the Miami 21 plan for smart development in that city. And Cincy Streetcar Blog, in defense of transit subsidies, points out just how heavily subsidized General Motors is at this [...]

    [...] leadership, challenging them to implement the Miami 21 plan for smart development in that city. And Cincy Streetcar Blog, in defense of transit subsidies, points out just how heavily subsidized General Motors is at this [...]

    [...] leadership, challenging them to implement the Miami 21 plan for smart development in that city. And Cincy Streetcar Blog, in defense of transit subsidies, points out just how heavily subsidized General Motors is at this [...]

    [...] leadership, challenging them to implement the Miami 21 plan for smart development in that city. And Cincy Streetcar Blog, in defense of transit subsidies, points out just how heavily subsidized General Motors is at this [...]

    Matt said:
    August 6, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    that argument is such a joke, but I hear it all the time. why is it that some people associate only rail projects with gov, but not everything else they live with? ignorance, that’s why.

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