Why American public transit is so bad | 2020 Election

Oct 22, 2020
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Most Americans have no choice but to drive. How do we change that?
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In the middle of the 20th century, the US government made a decision that would transform American cities: It built a huge system of interstate highways, many of which went right through the downtowns of its biggest cities.
This sealed the country's fate as a car culture, and today we're seeing the results. In most cities, it's extremely difficult to get around without a car, in part due to public transit systems built to serve an outdated commute. And when our politics turn to infrastructure, the government often favors building new roads and highways instead of improving and expanding public transportation.
The result is a system that forces more Americans to drive, at the expense of those who rely on public transit. It's also the biggest contributor to our country’s carbon footprint. Fixing that over the long term will require a reimagining of American cities and towns. But there's also a way that, if we wanted to, we could improve American transit systems, and get more people riding them, in a matter of weeks.
This was the seventh in our series of 2020 election explainers, all based on viewer suggestions. Watch the others, which cover the stakes of the election on:
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9) The eviction crisis: usworlds.info/slow/video/e2VrsImtaXpnhZ0
For Jonathan English’s research comparing Canadian and US public transit: www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-08-31/why-is-american-mass-transit-so-bad-it-s-a-long-story
For research on suburban commutes from the Brookings Institution’s Adie Tomer, Joseph Kane, and Jennifer S. Vey: www.brookings.edu/interactives/connecting-people-and-places-exploring-new-measures-of-travel-behavior/
For more of Vox’s coverage on public transportation: www.vox.com/2015/8/10/9118199/public-transportation-subway-buses
For more historical maps on how the federal highway system transformed cities: iqc.ou.edu/2014/12/12/60yrsmidwest/
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  • Or follow Melbourne, Australia way of forcing people take the trains. Charge the parking by $20/hr minimally downtown. But intersuburb connections are ok there. Not as fantastic as Asian cities like Singapore and Taipei.

    Mr IzMr Iz25 minutes ago
  • Me watching & thinking "how to improve america's public transport" during midnight in India just after watching "How to improve your sleep"...I don't know why??😅😉

    Shri GaneshShri Ganesh2 hours ago
  • American problem A: Oil company. B: Automobile company. C: A government that represents the interests of capitalists.

    Yan HaiYan Hai2 hours ago
  • Because it's run by Government.

    Tee DubTee Dub2 hours ago
  • And I thought Toronto was bad

    Maddox MagennisMaddox Magennis3 hours ago
  • Ridership is at an all time low, even in Toronto. This is not feasible, it took multiple years to have our street cars built. This cannot be done in weeks, it needs to be well thought out to be sustainable. Toronto's TTC Transit required the federal government and provincial government to support it, because ridership cannot sustain it and actually are in tremendously debt due to COVID-19. If you can afford the suburbs, you know that you will need a car. Who would give up their car in this climate of covid? A car is such an asset, groceries, kids drop off and pick up, driving family, buying stuff. Imagine doing that on the bus, and dealing with the stop being far away nd having to walk all that, for example carry your groceries 10mins when you buy for a family of 5. Transit should stay in downtown to outer rim, subway's should extend far out to the suburbs so cars can park and subway to the core. That how Toronto has some of it's routes and its amazing.

    Samuel OnSamuel On3 hours ago
  • I swear Vox is always trashing the United States on every issue.

    Levar MitchellLevar Mitchell4 hours ago
  • Nothing is built in-or-for Public Interest in CAPITALISM

    Vishal SVishal S4 hours ago
  • still much better than Thailand

    Roselyne JangRoselyne Jang6 hours ago
  • Chicago: my transportation system is bad Birmingham: your transportation system is bad, I have the worst one in the nation

    John BoudreauxJohn Boudreaux6 hours ago
  • I live in Budapest and I pay $12 per month for the unlimited public transport ticket, which works 24/7 all around the city. I've never taken a taxi nor drove a single kilometer by car. The public transportation is made for people.

    MarkMark6 hours ago
  • You should analyze Moscow public transport, it is one of the worlds best. 50 US cents for a whole ride, from point A to point B with interchanges; this includes trams, metro and buses. Not to mention that metro is constantly being expanded, and it connects a lot of suburbs. 7 million people a day use Moscow transport.

    Dejan DžunjaDejan Džunja7 hours ago
  • Vox I have a challenge for you make a video about something the U.S does right

    BeeBee13 hours ago
  • Lol thumbnail compares Toronto to Charlotte. Why don’t you compare apples to apples and compare Toronto to New York City? The two most populated cities in each of their respective countries.

    NYCSTNYCST18 hours ago
  • You all have a public transport?

    sandy Jpsandy JpDay ago
  • Never thought Toronto would be an example for public transit 😂

    Michael YuMichael YuDay ago
  • Why not focus on making the roads bigger and more efficient? Cars aren't going away anytime soon.

    Nicholas AfxentiouNicholas AfxentiouDay ago
    • Computers and 6G will accomplish this.

      Tee DubTee Dub2 hours ago
  • when you figure nina lives in the same neighborhood as you

    sandlandfever 1sandlandfever 1Day ago
  • Coom

    Lanz PejotoLanz Pejoto2 days ago
  • Shiy

    Lanz PejotoLanz Pejoto2 days ago
  • 🚌

    Armando MagdalenoArmando Magdaleno2 days ago
  • Yeah America did not study Europe when it came to public transportation, we need bullet trains too like Japan! Cause we all know we hate flying these days!

    Anthony StrunkAnthony Strunk2 days ago
  • good luck getting US citizens or govt. to invest in "public" anything. they'll shoot themselves in the face first. speaking as a european living in america. Americans are TERRIFIED of anything that starts with the word 'public' be it healthcare, transport, education etc. and my experience is from an urban area. i suspect the rural areas are even worse.

    sigis sigissigis sigis3 days ago
  • I'm an American living overseas and I cannot even express how happy I am to live in a country with useful, cheap, reliable public transportation.

    Ronald RhodaRonald Rhoda3 days ago
  • In 2020, one hour from Washington DC, and 30 minutes to Baltimore, in a small suburb called Glen Burnie, if one wants to get to the biggest, closest mall, the three best options are private car: 12 minutes round trip, horrid wretched uber or lyft: $30-40 round trip, or 4 hours of walking and public transportation. The biggest crime in this country, is to be poor, you will be punished everyday for it.

    Stefanie GentryStefanie Gentry3 days ago
    • Or an hour bike ride, which is not bad if one has a bike.

      Stefanie GentryStefanie Gentry3 days ago
  • This is the most useful Johnny English has been thus far.

    JochemJochem3 days ago
  • You should cover transit in Brazil , my parents to this day , refuse to buy a car , transit is very convenient, you can literally go anywhere , I'm talking about Goiania / Brazil

    Leonardo di parmaLeonardo di parma3 days ago
  • Anyone from Toronto? Toronto Gang Rise up

    Quiet FriesQuiet Fries4 days ago
  • Bring back Johnny Harris

    Jack FrostJack Frost4 days ago
  • I went to work in Rochester, NY in 2000. Being from Toronto I didn't own a car but had a driver's license for moving van rentals! I always used transit like millions of other Canadian Torontonians. I started commuting to work by public transit. My boss saw me at a bus stop and was horrified that I was even there. She told me no one at the company took public transit and it would be a negative reflection on the company's reputation and potentially a risk to my life and safety. She got on her phone right there at the bus stop and arranged for a car rental to be available for the week at the company parking lot by the time we got there. She also called the companies car vendor and asked them to have two cards brought over for me to choose from for purchasing for my next pay. When we arrived at my work everything was as described. The paperwork was ready to be signed on the spot. I learned later that only the lowest income people on welfare and disability took transit in Rochester and that is why it was such a horrifying image for her to see me standing there. I was making over 100K and taking the bus! Talk about a culture clash!

    P. WingertP. Wingert4 days ago
    • @ggzh a Argue With Everyone Toronto has one of the leading public Transit systems in North America, but the roads are congested with traffic to the point that the busses can only move in the traffic. If there is any kind of flow disruption, then the bus is adversely affected. Busses also are unable to change lanes so must wait for every right-turning car. Also in my area, there are many people with disabilities that use wheelchairs. On average it takes about four minutes for the ramp to be lowered the wheelchair user to the board be secured in the wheelchair area by the driver and then for him to lift the ramp, wait for clearance In the traffic, and resume the journey. The travel time has nothing to do with the quality of the service but with the nature of the customers being carried as well as the volume of traffic and the number of vehicles making right-hand turns which impose significant delay facts into even simple trips. The service is reliable and predictable and can serve the substantial number of low-income residents that live in this area that are not able to afford a car not be able to park it in the low-income building in which they live.

      P. WingertP. Wingert3 days ago
    • @P. Wingert This probably means the public transport in your place is bad. Good public transport is better because you do not need to wait in traffic (having extra bus lines or use rails) and a train is faster than a car. (In Japan you can go 1200 km in 5h). Or you are in a village without a lot of traffic where cars are faster.

      ggzh a Argue With Everyoneggzh a Argue With Everyone3 days ago
    • @ggzh a Argue With Everyone Public transportation is moderately safer but the trade-off your making is time and speed. Taking transit to my local power center (A group of malls federated into a single are) takes me 68 minutes by transit and an additional 13 minutes wait time as well as 10 minutes to talk from the bus stop to the nearest stores. So I am looking at an hour and a half to use the service. In a car, I can drive to the same power center and park across the driveway in 22 minutes. Four times faster!

      P. WingertP. Wingert3 days ago
    • Public transport is saver than cars. There are less accidents and the accidents are less deathly.

      ggzh a Argue With Everyoneggzh a Argue With Everyone3 days ago
  • Canada good us bad

    zawizawi4 days ago
  • Hawaii doesn't even have a train system, and the one we're building right now, the person that runs the operation keeps delaying it so he can earn more money

    Your Colors6Your Colors64 days ago
    • I was on a train in Hawaii. The Dole plantation has one.

      Tee DubTee Dub2 hours ago
    • It makes me want to puke when I think of the exploitation of Hawaii🤢🤮🤧🥴😭

      Stefanie GentryStefanie Gentry3 days ago
  • I love public transit. It just doesn’t work for me where I live.

    Erin McAfeeErin McAfee4 days ago
  • Driving is such a miserable experience, why are people so obsessed with this lifestyle?

    Felix The CatFelix The Cat4 days ago
  • I ride public transit occasionally for leisure trips, as it doesn't make sense for my commute. The system here is cheaper and just as quick as driving if going in the same direction, but it doesn't.

    freakylocz14freakylocz145 days ago
  • as a Londoner, it seems shocking to me that almost everyone uses a car - in other cities, you can get anywhere on the tube or by bus

    The DomThe Dom5 days ago
  • who thought that, despite being a leading nation, US still lagging behind in their basic infrastructures compared to other nations in asia like south korea, japan, china

    azrin awang aliazrin awang ali5 days ago
    • Like most governments, the United States government actually doesn't really care about its people, or their quality of life. So what are they a leading nation in? greed and exploitation?

      Stefanie GentryStefanie Gentry3 days ago
  • Because everything is the opposite in America

    Exauce MayungaExauce Mayunga5 days ago
  • The person who invents a human teleporter will be a trilionaire in days.

    Maximus GagnonMaximus Gagnon6 days ago
  • It's Trump's fault 😂🤣

    M KM K6 days ago
  • I still remember when I realize how hard it is to take public transportation for my destination in US especially since i don't have a car and cannot afford it. I was born and raised in Japan and public transportation is the part that I miss a lot about Japan....

    america ericaamerica erica6 days ago
  • As an American, one thing I have trouble understanding is why I should care about public transport. What does it solve? I understand why some people might want it but I don't think it is that big of an issue to worry about. I'd love to know why it's so important to many people.

    Ethan BrinkEthan Brink6 days ago
    • @ggzh a Argue With Everyone Thanks. It does make more sense when you put it that way :)

      Ethan BrinkEthan Brink3 days ago
    • - It helps reduce climate change - Kids can not drive a car - The more people use public transport the less traffic on the roads. Car users should be a fan of public transport because it makes them faster. - Good public transport is faster than cars, in cities and over long distances. Not between villages. - You can eat and drink in a train, you can not do, or should not do that, while driving a car. - If enough people use it, it becomes a lot cheaper than cars. - Some disabled people can not drive a car. - Cars are noisy - Driving a car is work. In public transport with enough space (does not work when there are a lot of people) you can talk with your friends, play with your kids or work on your laptop.

      ggzh a Argue With Everyoneggzh a Argue With Everyone3 days ago
  • After moving out of Toronto, I miss the TTC so bad. I know it wasn't perfect, and I know I complained about it a ton, but it is a FAR, FAR, FAR, cry better than Ottawa's public transit.

    seqka711seqka7116 days ago
  • I'd like to see more funding for regional public transit in rural areas. My town has a bus system that also connects to nearby towns. It's really helpful for the elderly and disabled populations to get to grocery shopping, healthcare facilities, and government buildings. The regional bus route helps connect the regions towns economically thereby improving my region's resilience. And I live in appalachia. I can only imagine what change we'd see if there was rural public transit investments in other areas of the country. The greyhound bus system could be so much more.

    Vivian LoneyVivian Loney6 days ago
  • I have dual citizenship. Half Dutch half American. It’s such a joy to visit my European family because I can use reliable public transport and good bicycle infrastructure. I live in Denver which for American standards is pretty good. We have frequent bus service but lack adequate rail service and suburb to suburb transport, not to mention that the buses and light rails are getting old. At least we have that and a new push for bike infrastructure. It still pales in comparison to the Dutch travel infrastructure where I never have to step in a car if I don’t want to. Just grab the bike or walk 2 blocks to the tram and off we go and am able to get to almost every city in the country in a comparable or even shorter amount of time than if we were to drive.

    Immanuel JImmanuel J7 days ago
  • Your video would make a lot of sense... if you explained one thing. What is so much better about public transit anyways and why are cars worse?

    Hudson BakkeHudson Bakke7 days ago
  • If only DBZ-like teleportation could be real...

    Aurélien BeauchêneAurélien Beauchêne7 days ago
  • Surely this is a business opportunity. Question is, why haven't companies sprung up to offer the service people want to pay for?

    • You need very large investments before is good enough so that enough people use it to make enough money. You need to build railways, bus lines, stations and more. You need trains that cost millions each.

      ggzh a Argue With Everyoneggzh a Argue With Everyone3 days ago
  • Other western countries: Well public transport is pretty alright... Americans: Public transport? THATS SOCIALISM! WHERE IS MY FREEDOM

    matatetomatateto8 days ago
    • Meanwhile Singapore added ~200% taxes on cars (1 of it is euphoniously called the "Additional Registration Fee") & limited the car population by requiring car buyers to bid for a legal document (called the Certificate of Entitlement) whose supply is controlled. The end result is that an entry-level Mercedes-Benz S class costs close to a Citaro ;)

      Zhi Han LeeZhi Han Lee7 days ago
  • We learned from Hong Kong. Smaller buses for short routes that still serve people that commute from those routes

    AlphineWolfAlphineWolf8 days ago
    • HK also has many smaller roads where the buildings are just as tall as on the main roads, since the territory is pretty dense populated, what more with ~70% of it's land being mountaneous. So smaller buses (16 seats each; no standing) are also more maneuverable along those smaller roads.

      Zhi Han LeeZhi Han Lee7 days ago
  • And no one is talking about how Ford and other rich car makers bought almost all railway companies in the country just to abandon them and instead build more high ways and roads with the help of their politician amigos and force people to buy and drive cars. Look at what USA now compared to Europe. You can't even compare them. lol

    Jan RobertsJan Roberts8 days ago
    • If only the car makers diversified into the rail business too

      Zhi Han LeeZhi Han Lee7 days ago
  • Part of the reason why cars are so popular though is the freedom. You can drive straight to wherever you want. Im not saying we shouldn't invest in Public transport, but still

    Jack SkoskiewiczJack Skoskiewicz8 days ago
    • You can go everywhere with a good public transport system too.

      ggzh a Argue With Everyoneggzh a Argue With Everyone3 days ago
  • so grateful to live in London

    Liza MazalovaLiza Mazalova9 days ago
  • Koch brothers anyone?

    Lyz RuvalcabaLyz Ruvalcaba9 days ago
  • It's part of the CTA, you can use your transit pass to connect with an intersecting bus line. There is the Metra and the CTA subway lines and the Amtrak system among others. It is not impossible or all that difficult to range around Chicago it is Illinois residents that are unwilling to utilize near by systems. If you use what systems are available they will further prosper and progressively demand further expansion. This is as good as it gets for suburban based sprawl if you want to balance for mass transit and heavy road and highway networks.

    pigtailsboypigtailsboy9 days ago
  • I feel like these videos are very one sided can you please show more of the other side of the argument? Love these videos though thank you

    Tom RosedaleTom Rosedale9 days ago
  • my city is in the thumbnail I’m so proud!

    Byzo!Byzo!10 days ago
  • America only serves the upper and upper middle class. The rest of us are battered citizens

    Louisa ChalarkaLouisa Chalarka10 days ago
  • Hey that’s what I noticed @ the start of any job

    Louisa ChalarkaLouisa Chalarka10 days ago
  • All's dandy until transit workers go on strike.

    Joe AmericanJoe American10 days ago
  • Is this video a joke? You intentionally left out US cities that have good public transit NYC, San Francisco Bay Area and focus only on smaller cities where public transit just doesn’t seem sustainable. Also public transit in Toronto is not great either.

    Eric WangEric Wang10 days ago
    • But that's a tiny part of the overall problem. I live in Seattle and the public transport is a joke here. Going from one city to another requires either a car or a long bus drive

      Nate AnimatesNate Animates8 days ago
  • Yall need to visit Korea and try the subway/bus/train system here. You can get to anywhere in the city with subway/bus system with a single transportation card and only costs 1~1.5dollars and you get discounts if you transfer.

    Jonathan ParkJonathan Park10 days ago
  • I can make a cross-country travel with ease using public transport in China. The railway system is really world-class, in terms of size.

    Dennis WuDennis Wu10 days ago
  • Just drive

    RawboneRawbone10 days ago
  • Maybe Americans just love the freedom of driving. You get to go anywhere you want any time you want.

    whitefangvwhitefangv10 days ago
    • Just like a good public transport system. I can also go anywhere here any time i want and i do not have a car. I can even do that when i am drunk. You can not drive when you are drunk.

      ggzh a Argue With Everyoneggzh a Argue With Everyone3 days ago
    • You'll have more freedom if more people took public transport, as less cars on the road mean less traffic. Not to mention, public transport boosts the economy since more people are able to work in cities.

      Nate AnimatesNate Animates8 days ago
  • quebec city is exatly like the first cities you described, they even built un-crossable highways preventing pedestrians and cyclists from going anywhere. all public transits are well over 1 hour travel + 1 hour wait to reach your destination, we are litterally taken hostage. want to go shopping, what takes 15 min using a car, takes the entire day using public transport.

    Little BastardLittle Bastard10 days ago
  • Half of detroit just disappear s in the before and after

    Ethan PinellaEthan Pinella10 days ago
  • *me laughing in New Yorkian

    Harrison MuntnerHarrison Muntner10 days ago
  • america is the land of wasted potential

    puytqiggsgfpuytqiggsgf10 days ago
  • Anyone tried this on cities skyline?

    wh3resmycarwh3resmycar11 days ago
  • As a German who lives in one of the biggest cities. It is baffeling to see how little space there is for pedestrians and how bad US public transport really is. I mean I can be faster in paris by train than any other option(messuaring door to door communte)

    Auno94Auno9411 days ago
  • ride a bike jesus, it's the fastest, cheapest, healthiest, most environmentally-friendly and enjoyable way to get around.

    Nikola SirovicaNikola Sirovica11 days ago
    • @Stephen Robertson Yeah, it's all relative. Literally every single city I've lived in has people claim 'it's too dangerous to bike here'. In the United States I'd argue that you have de-facto bike lanes in the majority of US suburbs that head into the city, because most streets have sidewalks that nobody uses and just stay empty. These could easily be converted into bike lanes, and expanded to have one section for pedestrians too. Even though overall i'm more of a fan of having streets with bike lanes instead of sidewalks with bike lanes.

      Nikola SirovicaNikola Sirovica9 days ago
    • I think you forgot how lazy and obese americans are lol. In all seriousness though, many major cities are way behind with bike lanes and its actually quite dangerous to bike to work. I know several ppl who have been hit. Thankfully only minor injuries, but we cant even support bicycles right unfortunately.

      Stephen RobertsonStephen Robertson9 days ago
  • Electric cars in the mix? Also, cities might be slowly dissolving as real estate becomes too expensive and remote work becomes more accepted

    Peter KuzminPeter Kuzmin11 days ago
  • Americans are lazy to use Public transport . Even in India nowadays its becoming the same case . Each and every house has a 4 wheeler

    Clem AloyClem Aloy11 days ago
  • Hold on. The example you showed, Charlotte vs Toronto ignores a couple of basics: The first is density, which, in this case is like 5:1, The 2nd is region: Charlotte, NC is in a historically sleepy area, far eclipsed by Toronto. The second example you chose, Chicago, is where I grew up (3100 North). I remember it as a pleasant 1/2 hour bus trip to the loop for a dime, courtesy a private company, the Chicago Motor Coach Co. As I lived near Sheridan Road, the El wasn't feasible. This was 1939-53.

    John LeachJohn Leach11 days ago
  • Public transportation has two jobs. The first is to get me to where I need to go in a reasonably efficient manner so I mostly don't have to drive. The second is to keep as many cars as possible off the road (because people are riding the bus) so that driving isn't a hassle when I do drive.

    qwertyuiopqwertyuiop11 days ago
  • Sigh* Toronto as a benchmark...... The bar is sure set rock bottom.....

    ssj4davidssj4david11 days ago
  • I am 32, and have been living in Toronto since I was 18 years old. I have never had a car because the Toronto public transit system is one of the best in the world. Not perfect, obviously, but still a really good system. :D

    You Know NothingYou Know Nothing11 days ago
    • Not really. Where you ever in Japan? Even Switzerland has a better public transport than Toronto, and we are a country with not much more people than Toronto.

      ggzh a Argue With Everyoneggzh a Argue With Everyone3 days ago
  • I take Toronto’s transit everyday, it’s terrible. These cities must be really bad then

    Jake McGaugheyJake McGaughey12 days ago
  • I'm in TORONTO and we use ttc (public transport) all the time

    Cool slothCool sloth12 days ago
  • Toronto got a shout out? *What it doo babbbbyyyy*

    JustMoseyinAroundJustMoseyinAround12 days ago
  • The answer to those questions is very simple: the automobile and energy capitalists force you to spend more on vehicles and gasoline by creating inconvinient infrastructures such as the interstates crossing the cities downtown built in the 50s. It's exploitation in capitalism. (But I can imagine people in the US will disagree and defend the capitalists who exploit them...)

    Tor BaiTor Bai12 days ago
  • 2:55 add Syracuse, NY to that list. In the late 50's early 60's a prodominently black neighborhood was razed in favor of a highway running through our city.

    Brandon MitchellBrandon Mitchell12 days ago
  • Because the government doesn’t care about us, next

    Terrell LittletonTerrell Littleton12 days ago
    • You need a direct democracy. Everything else is a pseudo democracy at best.

      ggzh a Argue With Everyoneggzh a Argue With Everyone3 days ago
  • They want u to buy a car.. that's it

    Kartikay BhardwajKartikay Bhardwaj12 days ago
  • Sorry I was too harsh to TTC, really should forgive the rush hour shut down after watching this.

    MabelMabel12 days ago
  • Build more lines that loop the city like beltways. When I was in Beijing, I could take trains that loop around the city.

    MayangoneMayangone12 days ago
    • Singapore's planning to build another rail line (Cross-Island Line) circumventing downtown (though it's semi-circular instead of a circle as it's downtown is around a bay) but a controversy is it's planned route under a nature reserve, with naturists worried about some trees having to be cut to accommodate the soil investigation rigs that're employed prior to tunneling work. The government argues it's more environmentally friendly though as that routing is shorter than one detouring around the nature reserve, so less energy needs to be consumed by the trains. Maybe the routing under the reserve could be adjusted to follow the reserve's existing hiking trails as much as possible to minimise the environmental impact.

      Zhi Han LeeZhi Han Lee7 days ago
  • All ontario transport is good except London it is worse than all of the states

    space_skelotonspace_skeloton12 days ago
  • Whats good for gm is good for USA lol

    davidemmygdavidemmyg12 days ago
  • Public Jet Skiis are an under utilized form of public transport

    Crunchy BunsCrunchy Buns12 days ago
  • He only showed the transit for Toronto and not GTA. So that map is mainly downtown areas served by TTC, if you add in YRT, things don't look as nice and gridded

    Peng JHPPeng JHP12 days ago
  • This is why I wish we’d abolish zoning laws, they’ve destroyed this country.

    TheZombaslayaTheZombaslaya13 days ago
  • A combination of different things I think more train routes also better bus systems with more buses and more stops and more express buses would solve a lot of transit issues in like 99 percent of major cities in the us you could easily link all the suburbs with rail systems

    Nick CarrterNick Carrter13 days ago
  • 4:19 This guy is the real Johnny English

    Viraj VoditelViraj Voditel13 days ago
  • I was an exchange student, stayed in SC. I was surprised that I didn't find any public transportation. The only one I found was only school bus 😂

    Ay MateAy Mate13 days ago
  • Slow down with Toronto’s transit system. It still has major service issues, that frustrate people who don’t have vehicle access. Don’t be fooled by this video. Toronto is big, expensive, and hard to get around. Even on the best transit day. Toronto transit might look good on paper, but it needs more subways, and less bus routes. Ask anyone who lives here. The Kingston road 12 bus is the worst run bus route on the face of the earth.

    George Henry JrGeorge Henry Jr13 days ago
  • Come to Tokyo....Problem Solved :D but one problem....no young people wants cars...ouch Toyota Honda Nissan

    Ryo MurataRyo Murata13 days ago
  • I don't understand why Chicago can't build a sort of "north-south" rail line beginning at O'Hare that cuts through multiple existing lines.

    Y OY O13 days ago
  • Americans: Because public transport is communism, they deprive you of your freedom of driving and dictate where you from where you go

    RayRay13 days ago
  • And racist city planners destroyed mostly black families neighborhoods.

    Rey NoldsRey Nolds13 days ago