"[I]t would be nice for something to be done to make my daily commute less of a hassle."
Isn't this the problem? We have come to expect government to eliminate every inconvenience, regardless of cost. Why can't they triple service so there is a train every 4 minutes? Hey...why can't they just send a car for you.
Let me see...it would be nice if I didn't get hit by that truck in 2008. Can anything be done about that?
I don't get it, even conservatives expect public answers to private inconveniences. When I was working downtown and the train took over an hour to get me to One Penn Plaza, I weighed the options and drove my car into Manhattan.