@indigomoth - I would also add that public transport isn't the only priority that you might put forward. People should also be encouraged to use walking and cycling to get to where they need to go. It's even better than public transport in a way, because you're also helping the general health of people to improve and not adding any pollution at all to the mix.
Public transport in my area is so expensive I simply can't afford to take it every day. I use my bike whenever I can, and save my money for the rainy days when I don't fancy being out on the road.