As an engineer, I want to fix the transportation system in the United States. Many people want to fix the US transportation system actually. However, many people mis-identify symptoms as problems.
For example, many would say that the lack of high-speed rail in the US is a problem. However, it is merely a symptom of much larger problems within the transportation system.
Here’s a list of problems in the US transportation system.
- Disparate Funding Structures
- True Costs are Hidden
- Politics Trumps Solutions
This will be a running list. I’ll add to it and repost as I identify additional problems. I’ll pick one of these problems from time-to-time and expound.