- The government is running it, so it will be bloated, inefficient, and unreliable.
- It is financially questionable to throw a lot of government money into an endeavour that cannot recoup all its costs from fares. If it is like VIA Rail, the TTC and GO, then the question that arises from this is: (a) is this the optimal use of public funds, and (b) can't the private sector do a better job?
I guess my main concern is preserving value for the taxpayers, with my secondary concern being limiting the activities of government. As it stands, I'd rather see the money invested in improving the road system and providing tax breaks (in terms of lower property taxes especially) on railroads as an incentive for them to get into the commuter business.
Finally - who would have ever thought of a bunch of right-wing shills discussing public transit!?