Why Public Transportation Sucks in the US The Economics of Airline Class 9 months ago   10:06

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James Simmons
i'm amused that while he's talking about antiquated systems, he's showing clips of the WMATA. which is probably the newest and most reliable system in the US.
jgrab6
I live in Melbourne, Australia and the public transport system here isn't perfect by any means but it covers almost the entire city area with trains, trams and buses, and our cities sprawl out like the USA. So there's really no excuse for sprawling cities over there. Plus they are building a couple of new metro systems as well, Sydney got one recently.
kevin Smith
It help me understand how smart China is.
Connor Alford
As with most American, I inherited the car I still drive at 20 from my parents when I was 17. This car is a pickup truck, however, and guzzles gas. It's better than any affordable car option out there because any car under 10k is extremely unreliable unless you have a mechanic in your family willing to work on it for free for you, so I'm kinda just stuck with it. I'm grateful to have it, but the amount of gas it consumes makes paying to get anywhere expensive. Whenever I've helped a friend get anywhere I have to ask for gas money, not because the money I'm asking is paying for all the gas I spent, but because I can't afford to spend 15 dollars every time someone asks me to help them out. In addition, Ive had to give up jobs because I was making pennies by the time my gas bill to get there was factored in. And I'm the lucky one who at least has a car to drive in America that doesn't break down every 2 months like many of my friends. I think the freedom argument is pretty compelling, I'm not going to lie, but I also think that argument was suited to freedom in 1954. Its changed, and now my personal freedom has been severely limited by living in a city where my only option is to drive. I think we in America should make the personal freedom argument for public transportation. I think it would resonate very well.
StillSalty
And thats why americans have sisch a gigantic carbon footprint
Mish S
Climate Change is fake and gay.
trig biggers
Americans generally like larger homes with large front and back yards, 2-3 car garages and not hearing their neighbors. A large chunk of Americans live in suburban neighborhoods full of these homes. Unlike most of the large cities worldwide which are apartment/condo based and have higher population density, Americans generally prefer space and are willing to add drive time to keep their spacious environs.
Shreeraj Salunke
Why is it that every time the US messes something up, a corporation or a businessman is involved and directly benefits from it?
LUpilot2012
I guess it’s a good thing I live in Chicago with amazing public transit
Eke van der Zee
So running everything as a seperate for profit organisation might not be in the country's interest?
Lofty Hume
Public transportation is socialism.
Erikk kenneth Deneke
I went from a train from Florida to North Carolina and I can say is the worts train I've ever been in. More than 25 hours in a fucking train.
Chung Chung Fang
Why are buses bad (4:30)?!
Dedicated bus lanes have much higher utilisation as it's shared between many routes. Surface light rail occupy trafficable space but the track remains empty except for the occasional service on a single route.
Elvijs Lasis
Access to effective public transportation can come easily together with car-people. When it comes to work and other "boring" stuff (from logistics way point) - it is much easier to use transport where person can be passenger. And use extra energy from additional free time to have some nice road-trips during weekends or when need car for bigger stuff.
Nico Agus Wibiantoro
Oh well
China has better infrastructure than the US
After huawei take over apple’s from the throne
Now time for another sector takeover by Chinese
SAINT
It says a lot when Scottish public transport is seen as good.
Joao Fabiano
It's amazing he never thought of comparing commute time between NYC and LA.
Joao Fabiano
This is like asking why Telegraph System sucks in the US, but not in Congo. It's an outdated thing, Europe has it better because it's living in the past and is socialist.
Randy Newton
Here are a few reasons why many people don’t like public transportation in the U.S.:  Drug Users Take Over Corridors Of San Francisco Civic Center BART Station (https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2018/04/25/drug-users-san-francisco-civic-center-bart/): 20 percent increase in homeless living in NYC subway, MTA task force finds (https://abc7ny.com/traffic/mta-finds-increase-in-nyc-subway-homeless/5591962/) etc etc etc. San Fran and NYC have a large amount of public transportation so please stop with the bullshit that increasing public transportation leads to the ability to escape poverty.
Mr. Niu Si
this video starts strong and then morphs into political vomit.
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