I need your assistance. I need further education on public transportation. Here is my current opinion(s): In theory, I am pro-public transportation. I believe that is works in some areas/cities but it is not an end-all solution for the US. The geographical coverage and design of the majority of the US cities makes it impractical to adopt such mechanism as a replacement for private transportation. I guess what I am trying to get to, the understanding, is what is driving the surge of people pushing for public transportation (even suggesting that it should be free). I fail to see what the end game is here. I have worked on feasibility studies of a fast rail system, and worked on several foundation works for mass transit. Most of the systems that I have first hand knowledge of (via utilization or part of design team) are heavily subsidized. I like the idea of public tranportation but where they exist in the US, it challenges the users. The question remains, then what? What happens when you get to your terminal or last terminal? A system that leaves you dependent on private sector (Taxis) for completing your travels is not what I would call viable. Rail system that is dependent on bus lines (private or public) in my experience require significant additonal travel time since the connection are likely to be missed. The idea that we are a lesser country because we don't have a bullet train is a joke. Just wanted to put that out there since it is one of the reasons that I hear for pushing forward with new projects.