Me, an idiot, an absolute clown: If we invested in robust and effective public transportation, this wouldn't happen.

You, insanely smart, a visionary: If the car-based road was in a tunnel, this wouldn't happen.
There is one traffic problem that robust and effective public transportation totally fails to solve, which Elon Musk's Boring Company does solve.

That problem is, robust and effective public transportation doesn't make Elon Musk any money.
Me: what if over the next 10 years we built trains and repurposed all that highway space productively?
City Board: that is socialism, commie

Elon Musk: I think your citizens want to die in tunnels I own.
City Board: is $55 billion dollars enough? because that's all we have
Once again I am asking you to not add comments positing additional solutions that are in no way mutually exclusive with public transportation in such a way as to suggest that they are mutually exclusive with public transportation.

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