Peter Crisp wrote:So the general idea I get from that list is that Trump isn't a fan of public transport.
The US public transport system is going to be a bloody laughing stock and this is a country that thinks it has the best of everything in the world.
Something like Londons Crossrail would be completely impossible in the US going forward as the government simply won't have any money to help build it. It's lucky Americans seem to hate the idea of public transport anyway so maybe not funding it isn't going to be a problem.
If Michael Portillo's programmes are any indication, the trains are mostly empty. They'd rather drive the long distances or simply get a plane.
Outside of the major cities like Atlanta, New York and San Francisco, transportation is already atrocious; streets also completely deserted. The car is king. And why wouldn't it be. Car prices are incredibly low, petrol prices are low, and driving is mostly grid based, with none of the overly complicated road and signage structure we face in learning to drive throughout Europe. Go automatic and you can really dumb it down. Not that driving is any more fun than it is in London, however. Places like Atlanta, GA and Los Angeles are notoriously gridlocked in rush hour.
You can do Europe on foot, and in my opinion it's far more rewarding to do so, but America that mentality simply doesn't work (under investment coupled with its vastness). And it really isn't going to work with further cuts.