I take public transit. Now it is extremely important to me to be able to get from one end of this city to the other. Furthermore, seeing as my job and school are on the other end of the city, it makes financial sense for me to be able to get there. If we have a public transit that is any higher than neccessary, than it makes it impractical for me to get to the other side of town to contribute to the economy. And before you get on me for not working or schooling close to home, there's personal reasons for that which are none of your concern. So its in the best interest for public transit to be cheap, and the government is better for having cheap transit.