Oh wait, that's right, white suburbanites won't take the bus because they're afraid they'll have to sit next to a black or Latino person. If you don't believe me, just read the online opinions about transit on any newspaper website in the U.S. "The buses are full of gangbangers and illegal immigrants." "We can't have a rail line here because it will bring crime and drugs into the neighborhood."
So you tell them that you're all for them riding around in their own little private pod, never mind that if you wanted to make that kind of transit work in a non-dense situation, you'd have to have even more little branch lines than any rail line.
OK, create a model for Oklahoma City or Albuquerque or some other sprawly mid-sized city, one that functions both for rush hours and for getting people without cars (elderly, disabled, children) around town during non-peak hours and for special events.