Public transit gets Californians to work. Keep it rolling. Get it funded.
Nearly everyone involved in issues related to transportation and the environment recognizes that improving mass transit is a key measure that must be in place if people are to reduce their auto dependence and their oil consumption. Yet California’s transit picture is spotty because there is not a sustainable source for operations and maintenance of the system.
In recent years, as local and state budgets have declined, bus and light rail systems have suffered staff cuts and schedule reductions. This has come at a time with fuel prices and other costs have risen, leaving many Californians hard-pressed to get to work and school. Fixing transit funding is important for the environment and the economy.