An ABC News/Washington Post poll show Americans favor expanded public transportation options over road building in government efforts to reduce traffic congestion. Overall, 54 percent prefer focusing on public transit, such as trains and buses, while four in ten say the government should focus on expanding and building roads instead. Preference for public transit ranges from a high of 61 percent of urban residents to 49 percent of people in rural areas.
A new national poll by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy explains how a majority of American voters expect federal investment in active transportation/support balanced transportation modes. You can download the PDF here.
Sixty-eight percent of U.S. residents want more federal spending on public transportation systems, according to an APTA poll conducted by the Mineta Transportation Institute. The poll showed a two point increase in support increased transit funding than a similar poll that was conducted last year.
TransitCenter released Who’s On Board: The 2014 Mobility Attitudes Survey, a 12,000-person survey of Americans’ attitudes toward public transit. This first-ever national survey reveals what Americans want from public transit, and provides insight into differences in generational and regional attitudes toward transit and neighborhood choice.
A majority of Americans thinks the federal government should support more mass transit projects. A Rasmussen national telephone survey finds that 52% of American Adults think the federal government should do more to encourage use of mass transit services in this country, including funding more public transportation projects. Thirty-four percent (34%) are opposed to more government promotion of mass transit, while 14% are undecided.