What I see this as is an emphasis to focus less on the road, and more on buses, taxis, paratransit, and such.
IMHO I think that this is a good thing. Massachusetts new authority is "Surface Trans" and most other states have a "Department of Transportation" not a "Department of Highways".
Our transportation system can work much better if we stop thinking that highways, rail, air, barge and the entities that uses them (private transport, transit agencies, airlines, Amtrak, etc.) are separate from each other. Even where people use mass transit to get from suburbs to the city like in Boston, New York, Philly, Chicago, etc., people usually drive
to the train/bus/subway station and that will be even more necessary to try and get those modes established in other cities like here in Nashville.