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As everyone knows, the country is going to undergo some significant "graying" over the next few decades with the proportion of senior citizens going up substantial. That's going to pose a challenge on many levels, but one level is that building more and better transit will help us cope with the problem that seniors often aren't comfortable driving, especially in sub-optimal conditions, and it often isn't safe to have them on the road. If we don't want to see a huge proportion of the population immobilized, we're going to need more ways for people to get around.

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Matthew Yglesias is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.

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