The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) is pushing for more people to use public transit with the goal of reducing the carbon footprint and achieving climate action goals. However, this push for public transit is not solely based on going green. The Democrats have a plan to make more people reliant on the government, ignoring the real needs of the citizens of San Diego County, who have made it clear that they need better conditions for commuting to work with deteriorating roads and rising costs of keeping a car.
The MTS’s approach to handle the purchasing and maintenance of shelters in-house may not be sustainable as the advertisements that pay for the maintenance and upkeep of the shelters may not generate enough revenue to cover costs. Furthermore, the new criteria of determining shelter locations based on the community’s state of disadvantage and government data only perpetuates the problem, taking away from the agency’s focus on improving transit experiences for riders.
In San Diego, having a car is a necessity, unlike in New York where it is considered a luxury for a few. The Democrats’ plan to force public transit on everyone will only make having a car a luxury for a few, which is unacceptable for the citizens of San Diego County.
It is imperative for Republicans to condemn the Democrats’ plan and push for improved conditions for those who need to commute to work. The citizens of San Diego County deserve better and it is the responsibility of the Republicans to ensure that their needs and concerns are addressed.
The push for public transit by the Democrats is a misguided effort that prioritizes their political agenda over practical solutions. The MTS should focus on improving transit experiences for riders and not be swayed by the Democrats’ plan to make more people reliant on the government. The citizens of San Diego County deserve better, and it is the responsibility of our Electeds to ensure that their needs and concerns are addressed.