Americans back better transit, but not higher cost

Everybody wants a better transportation system, but nobody wants to pay for it.

That’s the gist of a Rockefeller Foundation survey being released this week, The Washington Post reports. Maintenance and improvement of roads, bridges and transit systems is a high priority for a large majority, but by an even greater margin they don’t want to pay more for it.

The survey also found that most Americans don’t think government spends transportation money efficiently, and they support creation of a National Infrastructure Bank, an Obama Administration proposal whose backers include U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd District.