Transit and Crisis

Mass transit ridership hits new record.

Of course mass transit systems generally receive a lot of funding from tax revenues. And tax revenues everywhere are going to be falling because of the recession. That will likely lead to funding cuts and reductions in service. One easy and highly beneficial form of stimulus would be for the federal government to inject funds into transit systems allowing them to increase service levels and reduce fares. This can be done a lot more swiftly than new public works but will also help lay the groundwork for good things in the long run.