- We're used to members of Congress going on and on about transportation spending. Some want more for highways, some want more for transit, some just want to impress their constituents with the piles of pork they haul home. And talk of spending can easily slip into talk of subsidies.
If all of us --- from motorists to transit users --- are swimming in subsidies, it gets harder to separate good investments from bad. Why not, for example, take a stab at a new commuter rail line? But we shouldn't let the political hurly burly confuse the issue.
I had an article in yesterday's Atlanta Journal-Constitution: