U.S: The Koch Brothers Are Bankrolling Local Efforts to Kill American Public Transit

The oil baron billionaires Charles and David Koch are bankrolling astroturf campaigns across the United States to kill investment in public transit, according to a “must-read” investigation published Tuesday by the New York Times.

“Since 2015, Americans for Prosperity has coordinated door-to-door anti-transit canvassing campaigns for at least seven local or state-level ballots. In the majority, the Kochs were on the winning side,” the Times reports, referencing the political advocacy organization funded by the Koch Brothers.

“Americans for Prosperity and other Koch-backed groups have also opposed more than two dozen other transit-related measures—including many states’ bids to raise gas taxes to fund transit or transportation infrastructure—by organizing phone banks, running advertising campaigns, staging public forums, issuing reports, and writing opinion pieces in local publications,” the report continues.

via U.S: The Koch Brothers Are Bankrolling Local Efforts to Kill American Public Transit – Journal of People