The PBS Evening News just showed an "in-depth" feature on "Transit in Trouble". If you see the whole feature, you see nothing but half-or-less empty trains, buses stations and stops. But in standard hand-wringing fashion, the story was all about these systems "needing" much more public funding. Unintended self-parody?
New Urbanists who campaign for "higher densities" of development can never answer the "how high?" question. In the same vein, the advocates of spending "stimulus" only know that we "need" even more. More USP?