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Survey: Americans want more federal public transportation funding

Survey: Americans want more federal public transportation funding

SmartCitiesDive.com
Katie Pyzyk
PUBLISHED July 24, 2018

Dive Brief:

74% of Americans want Congress to slightly or significantly increase spending for public transportation, according to a survey conducted by the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) for the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).

Respondents approve of their tax dollars being used to create, expand and improve public transportation, with a collective 80% somewhat or strongly supporting that idea.

81% of respondents agree or strongly agree that public transportation is important to communities because it offers residents connections to resources including jobs, schools and medical facilities, and 80% agree or strongly agree that public transportation helps businesses flourish... FULL ARTICLE

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