Builder Magazine : "That's mainly because America isn't investing in its aging systems of water and sewer systems, roads, bridges and transit, opines John Rennie Short for Tech Insider. The U.S. is ranked 16th globally for its infrastructure. According to the White House, Americans spend $120 billion each year in extra fuel and lost time due to public transit's closures, accidents and inefficiencies.
Short offers a few reasons for the dilapidation of America's public transit systems, mostly blaming the growth in use of the private car and urban design focusing on motorists instead of pedestrians. For example, he cites fuel prices and restricted land use that kept population growth centered around transportation in Europe."