How the Koch Brothers Are Killing Public Transit Projects Around the Country - 2018-06-19

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F37.png How the Koch Brothers Are Killing Public Transit Projects Around the Country June 19, 2018, Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times

Public transit, Americans for Prosperity says, goes against the liberties that Americans hold dear. "If someone has the freedom to go where they want, do what they want," Ms. Venable said, "they're not going to choose public transit."

The Kochs' opposition to transit spending stems from their longstanding free-market, libertarian philosophy. It also dovetails with their financial interests, which benefit from automobiles and highways.

One of the mainstay companies of Koch Industries, the Kochs' conglomerate, is a major producer of gasoline and asphalt, and also makes seatbelts, tires and other automotive parts. Even as Americans for Prosperity opposes public investment in transit, it supports spending tax money on highways and roads.

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{{cite news | first = Hiroko | last = Tabuchi | title = How the Koch Brothers Are Killing Public Transit Projects Around the Country | url = https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/19/climate/koch-brothers-public-transit.html | work = New York Times | date = June 19, 2018 | accessdate = August 13, 2019 }}