Chart of the Day: Transit vs. Highway Spending (Different Gov’t Levels)

Here’s another one from the Pew Report that I’ve been battering you over the head with all week long. This one compares highway v. transit spending ratios at different levels of government.


This doesn’t really capture how geographically distributed transit spending might be. I’d venture to guess that the majority of it is concentrated in a few large cities, but I might be wrong. This asymmetrical ratio is one big reason why our transit mode share in the US remains so small.

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.