Letter: Public benefits require public dollars



If you aren’t against mass transit then how do you propose it be built if not with some public funding? It seems to me some vital areas of public life need to be supported through public funding (e.g., fire departments, highways, education and defense). It might be pointed out that our nation’s railroads needed public funding and that we might never have made it to the moon without NASA. Not all private enterprises serve us well. Healthcare costs continue to skyrocket with private hospitals and private insurance companies taking the lead. For our long-term economic benefit and to avoid mass gridlock, we need to support mass transit.

Dennis Shock, 46033