Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Free transit saves money...

New York Daily News Guest Editorial

To tame traffic, make subways & buses free - yes, free
Thursday, January 10th 2008, 4:00 AM

...With more people taking advantage of free transit, traffic would fall by a quarter in Manhattan's most congested area, the Central Business District, and by nearly a tenth citywide. New Yorkers would save a staggering $4 billion in recovered productivity (time that would otherwise have been spent languishing in traffic) and another $2 billion in savings associated with reduced pollution, fewer auto crashes and lower insurance costs....