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Clay Forsberg — Apr 26 2012 05:52 PM Good piece Kaid. I would like to raise a couple of questions though. The first is kind of a "chicken or egg" thing. Do people in areas with good public transportation take it more because it's good, or do areas with good transportation use it more because the demographics are more prone to use it. New York and San Francisco are more liberal and younger ... which I would guess takes public transportation more. Also the geography of city will dictate its use also. For example Los Angeles is spread out, and connecting everything is extremely costly, ultimately leaving gaps in the service. And second, I don't believe gas prices have a whole lot to do with ridership. I believe it's more of a generational thing. It's well documented that the Millennials don't own as many cars and don't drive as much as their parents do. Also young people are ...

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