Saturday, December 29, 2007

Fares hobble transit...

From LightRailNow:

Charlotte:New light rail line's ridership exceeds forecast by 35%

....One problem that might have been constraining even greater public use of the new LRT service is "malfunctioning ticket kiosks" (ticket vending machines, commonly known as TVMs), which, says the Observer "are still bothering riders...."

Solution: make the train fare-free. The riders are reducing global warming, why make them pay extra for something that benefits all of us?