"Transit ridership in the U.S. is at an all-time high in decades and even more people would use it if they could. Many believe Americans are in love with their cars, but most are frustrated with the lack of options for adequate, reliable public transit service," said Larry Hanley, international president of the Amalgamated Transit Union, the largest labor organization representing transit workers in North America. "This poll clearly shows that taxpayers are willing to put their money where their mouth is – backing increased spending to make better public transportation a reality. Legislators should take note that public transit is not only a wise investment in our economy, but also a winning political position for people regardless of their party affiliation."
Read the memo on national poll findings: http://docs.nrdc.org/energy/files/ene_12090401a.pdf
See PowerPoint slides on poll results: http://docs.nrdc.org/energy/files/ene_12090402a.pdf