Obama has promised to fund more mass transit projects, but what about cutting funds for new highways? Shouldn’t these agendas go together?



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    Not necessarily. Though both concern transportation, the focus of mass transit is to transport more people at one time in an efficient manner. Building more highways would mean encouraging an increase in car use. There is already an extremely comprehensive highway system in the US. The existing highways need maintenance and repair rather then the construction of new roads. Also, not all mass transit systems would use roads. Mass transit often entails building subway or rail systems. Another thing to consider is that state budgets are often responsible for road maintenance and creation.

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