The US system of transporting people in automobiles does not work. It has never worked. It was forced down our throats. It has caused war and environmental damage. It is has drained the economy and bankrupted the government.
Many people are coming to recognize this. They see free public transit as the way to provide some relief from the auto system.
Those who profit from the auto system are desperate to save it. They have their trolls in government do everything possible to undermine any investment in public transit.
Now they are pushing the idea of putting tolls on existing roads. Don't fall for this scam. We need plans that stop the subsidy of roads, not ones that just get the subsidy money from more places.