1. Its not just NYC, that is an example. Many other cities build public transport instead of new fancy roads.
It's the only one you posed. Why can't we have both?
What would be a good use of taxpayer money?
Do you pay property taxes?
We can have both, but do you realize how disproportionately huge the road budget is in Wisco?
Good use of taxpayer money would be more teachers, more libraries, more cops, better power generation technology, better enforcement of existing regulations. And wow, maybe even perhaps fewer taxes for subsidization of things that have negative externalities (like more roads and SUVs)?
Umm...do I pay property taxes? Do I have a choice if I own property? And even if I dont own it dont I pay a landlord to pay it? So yes, unless you live in the woods you pay some sort of property tax. Is there a point to your senseless question?