The snotty white wealthy dude who used to tell us all to Uber couldn’t give a damn about Boston’s MBTA, which lower-income people rely on and which is chronically ill-maintained, unreliable, and humiliatingly broken.
I suspect those who designate funds to the T are cynically listening to the Uber folks (passengers and shareholders) when deciding whether to increase gas taxes to maintain public trans, not the workers whose service jobs are actually dependent on getting to where they need to be on time.
It’s easy to kick the can down the road on funding public trans until some imagined utopia in which everyone has automated driving cabs at his or her disposal.
But you’re not just kicking the can. You’re kicking the lower-income workers whose jobs are being destroyed in the process.