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Transit a dubious public expenditure, not an 'investment'
While I agree with Scot Spencer's recent assertion that "investments" must create jobs ("Md. must make sure transit investments create jobs here," Sept. 18), I think an "investment" in mass public transportation is a net loser. Until the farebox can cover at least the operating expenses, don't "invest" a dime in it. The whole concept of mass transit is a social engineering project intended to locate jobs, housing, etc., where the government wants them, not necessarily where people would choose to live and work. It's a form of welfare intended to subsidize those who chose not to use their own cars or for those who have made poor choices in life and can't afford to provide their own transportation.
September 23, 2013