Do not expect U.S. Democratic party presidential candidates to say much about public transportation. Public transportation investment directly challenges the power of the carbon-auto lobby. There is no good argument against public transportation, so the carbon-auto lobby has established a blackout, forbidding their media puppets from discussing it seriously. If any candidate tries to break this blackout, he/she will be attacked mercilessly.
What to do? We have build a movement of public transit advocacy that is strong, deep, and broad. Instead of knocking on our candidates door, we should be knocking on our neighbors' doors.
Join your local transit advocacy group today.