The national poll that Transportation for America released this week makes it clear that Americans are overwhelmingly in favor of increasing our access to transportation options, no matter where they live in America -- big cities, suburbs, small towns, or rural areas. The majority believes that their community -- and the country as a whole -- would benefit from an expanded and improved public transportation system including rail and buses. Americans not only underestimate how much of their tax dollars actually go to roads and bridges, 58 percent think we should be spending more of those dollars on public transportation …
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David Goldberg is the communications director for Transportation for America Campaign (T4) and Smart Growth America.