Faced with the task of choosing how to spend massive amounts of cash to kick start the economy, the Obama administration would do well to heed the advice of six individuals whose letters to the editor were published in today's New York Times. Each calls for more money to be spent on trains, buses, and other forms of mass transit. If we want to boost efficiency, loosen the petroleum industry's stranglehold on our society, and improve our quality of life, spending on public transport--not the highway system or on more auto industry bailouts--is the right approach.
"Can we not demand something tangible and useful for the tremendous investments we are making in our economy?" writes David Morris from Missoula, Montana. Yes we can.
Read all the letters here.