Kansas City has, in the past, not been afraid to spend money on the development of public transportation. Recently, The Kansas City metropolitan area citizens have decided that their money should be spent elsewhere. " Eighty percent of all households in the United States have at least one car..." (Owen 4). This causes the bus system to fail miserably because many people no longer ride the bus. Kansas City needs to come together to restore and improve the public transportation system for a better economic and healthy community.
The air quality in Kansas City is bad in the hot summer days. Cities, like New York, have spent money to have wonderful public transportation systems. This has helped keep the air quality better than in cities like Kansas City. " Seven of the 12 cities with the best grades for lowest rates of smog per person from cars and trucks are located in five of the highest graded states for spending on clean transportation choices demonstrates the power of public transit as a tool in combining air pollution" (Sprawl 3).
This statistic shows that if people use public transit instead of their cars, the air quality would improve in Kansas City. Kansas City needs to start improving public transit by funding the buses more adequately.
Patrick Dobson, a writer for The Pitch, wrote an article that described what passengers experienced on the bus. People said that buses were crowded and Kansas City needs more buses. People think that if shops were located downtown, less people would ride the bus to the suburban malls and shops. Riding the bus is also a great social adventure; meeting new people can be fun (Dobson 1-3). A solution to over-crowded buses would be to provide the passengers with more buses. This would cost money and...