Once trust has been restored, transportation money needs to be used effectively. We know, for example, that transportation improvements reducing travel times the most lead to greater economic growth, more job creation and reduction of poverty. In recent years, approximately 45 percent of Maryland's road and transit funding has been spent on transit. Yet, transit only accounts for approximately 3 percent of travel in the state. This disparity is caused in part by an intention, or an illusion, that transit can attract a material share of drivers from their cars. Approximately the same share of Marylanders get to work by transit today as did in 1980, illustrating the negligible effect of this imbalance.