Talk:Mass transit

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Making this article on-mission[edit]

There's a fair amount of rational thinking that can be applied to this article, but I'm really not enough of a railfan to get in-depth on anything beyond the streetcar conspiracy and the scoffing at the LA subway. Among other things, there's arguments on both sides about the rail aspects, and something definitely needs to be said about the race/class aspects of some transit systems (the MBTA, for example, is notorious for underserving some of the worst neighborhoods in Boston, most of which are predominantly black). Also, quite a lot can be written on the ecology aspects, presumably as part of a new Category:Urban planning. Thoughts? EVDebs (talk) 19:09, 26 March 2010 (UTC)

The mere fact that PJR's a railfan (is that a word?) is enough to qualify it for at least more research. SsshSssh 20:08, 26 March 2010 (UTC)

perceptions of convenience and safety[edit]

Perhaps a section on perceptions of convenience, comfort and safety. I used to take a suburban train to/from work and some days it was standing room only, and no conductor to maintain order , so often the local gangs would create problems, all of which drive passengers away Hamster (talk) 20:24, 26 March 2010 (UTC)

Political Aspects and Global Perspective[edit]

This is a good article, but it could also be brought more on-mission by examining the political dimensions to mass transit, i.e. the conservative opposition to Amtrak, rail privatisation in the EU and Japan, public transport as "choice" or essential service etc. Definitely the socio-economic angle could be expanded as well, as has already been mentioned.

Would also benefit from a glonbal perspective. I.e. Commuter rail in the US is different both in scope and technology used it's European counterparts. — Unsigned, by: TheEgyptian / talk / contribs 11:48, November 17, 2010

Communist v. Capitalist mass transit[edit]

Mass transit if done my the government is communism. As Amtrak is one of the most wasteful government programs ever, it should definitely get an article. Private mass transit is excellent however. Talsley (talk) 21:46, 4 January 2013 (UTC)