The carbon-auto industry will scream for more subsidy:
- more war for control of crude oil sources
- more tariffs [fares] to restrict public transit use
- more direct subsidies to keep prices down
- more tax money for system repairs
- international competition for crude is getting stronger
- commuters are turning to public transit
- voters are not falling for direct subsidy gimmicks
- taxpayers cannot afford to repair the roads and bridges
If they can't win oil on the battlefield, or steal subsidy from the treasury, they will have to raise prices. They are locked into their fixed capital investments in refining, tankers, and pipelines.
They do not have a choice, we do: Free public transit.