The U.S. Department of Transportation has not set goals or tracked the performance of 90 traffic safety activities making it difficult to improve them or determining whether they work at all, a congressional watchdog found.
“It’s disproportionately Black and brown neighborhoods that were divided by highway projects because they didn’t have the political capital to resist,” Buttigieg said on Sunday. "We have a chance to get that right.”
The problem, of course, is America's car culture itself: Most commuters don't take public transit and view congestion pricing as a tax, making it a huge political lift, even if there's a groundswell of support for reform, these experts added.
Government workers are turning to Uber and Lyft on business trips, with a 922-percent increase in spending last year, newly released records from the General Services Administratiaon show. At the same time, workers are using less transit.