This is an editorial follow up to the Dispatch editorial titled “Transportation Remix” that was discussed here.
U.S. transportation system in need of an overhaul
Saturday, December 8, 2007
I commend The Dispatch for recognizing that Ohio and the nation need a “Transportation remix” (editorial, Nov. 24). Advocating for more and better transportation options is a position that we at 1,000 Friends of Central Ohio, along with a number of statewide and national organizations, loudly support.
Significantly, the editorial recognizes how state and federal funding have been skewed heavily toward highways and air-travel systems to the neglect of other modes. User fees that you and I pay every day, such as state and federal fuel taxes and air-flight ticket taxes, support a large part of those capital costs. But few or none of those dollars go toward rail and transit.