Thursday, March 6, 2008

Auto system heavily subsidized

from metroriderla - looking at just one small part of the trillion-dollar carbon-auto subsidy:

Together, crashes and congestion cost Los Angeles and Orange County $19.8 billion a year....If all gas taxes in Los Angeles and Orange County went to pay for the cost of accidents and congestion, each and every citizen of the metropolitan area would still have to pay $1,200 a year, or $100 a month, to cover those costs.

1 comment:

quux said...

Well, you seem to be putting many links to your blog in comments on Seattle Transit Blog.

OK, fine ... but you need to make your case. And you can't just do that by saying China is happy, or by saying other alternatives are bad. You need a nice long post explaining the economics of free public transit. You need to make the case for the system you advocate, and you need to show how it would work.

It's not realy "free" is it? Someone pays. There are construction and operational costs, and they probably will not be borne by philanthropists alone. So you need to explain how that could work, if you want to be taken seriously.