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Mayors' Subway Report Card

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Now here's the quote of the day via the Daily News: ""I think if there were laws that required mayors to take transit, you'd see transit systems improve remarkably." That's Ted Balaker, a policy analyst for the Reason Foundation who spoke to transit beat writer Sue Doyle, who wrote a piece on Mayors across the country and their public transit use.

Locally, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa vowed to take public transit once a week last month in his 10 Ways to Reduce Traffic report. New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg takes it twice a week. Chicago King Mayor Richard Daley and Washington D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty do not use their transit systems. Though in Atlanta, Mayor Shirley Franklin uses it daily.