Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Community Transp Assoc publishes Dave Olsen

Dave Olsen, a writer internationally recognized as a leading advocate of Free Public Transit, writes in Community Transportation Magazine

...more people are taking a hard look at just how many of their tax dollars subsidize the private car versus less polluting buses and trains. You have to figure in roads, parking and other infrastructure, tax breaks for car and fuel companies, as well as subsidies for car-carrying ferries and federal income tax reductions and write-offs for companies that use motor vehicles.

By some estimates, the government subsidy to each private vehicle owner is about $3,700, while a common cost for providing a single trip by transit is about $5....

read the whole pdf...

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