Forgive me if I'm wrong, but don't most larger American cities already have significant amounts of mass transit available?
NYC, Chicago, San Diego, DC, Dallas, Houston etc...all have readily available mass transit systems for those who wish to use them do they not? San Diego's trolley service is especially nice and I used it extensively while I was stationed there.
I've lived in or around several major cities including Dallas, Chicago, Norfolk, and San Diego and I never really found government services to be lacking in the suburban areas. There were always the common government services such as police, fire, water, sewage, and trash pickup.
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