Too much of the transportation sector is in the hands of the government now. Allowing streetcars or “light rail”, never mind any kind of passenger rail (despite the latter’s role in building the country) to be built in any kind of economic or frugal fashion just can’t be done, mainly because the government owns all the infrastructure (not in the case of private freight-hauling railroads) but also because of the infinite pages of government regulations that get in the way (most definitely in the case of private railroads).
This is why you don’t even see private companies running city buses anymorethey are all state or city agencies.
We don’t have fast freight on the rails anymore due to government regulations, either; there used to be freight trains running at 90 mph, but that got regulated out of existence.
See a pattern?
A VERY good point!
The 2359643 Government Regulations and Taxes are killing Private industry.
Which is what they want, they wanted the Bus Service etc etc too, it's all part of the Party of Government plan.