Anon, transportation is an inherently political topic. Decisions on how companies build trains, planes, busses, and cars almost always have some amount of government oversight or even direct involvement. Hell, one could argue that the sheer scale and wealth of the automotive industry makes it it’s very own player on the international stage.
If people talk about trains, we’re bound to inevitably begin discussing how the government should manage them, from the Georgists who claim that transportation should be free to give everyone the freedom of movement, or the free market libertarians who claim trains should always be a private venture, or the leftists who claim trains should be operated by the government at a deficit to maximize utility to the public.
Every time we have a plane thread, there’s always people discussing whether airplanes should be designed by people with ideas or by a government committee. Every bus thread tends to lament the lack of frequency of certain routes.
Also pol is kinda retarded by most metrics