Monday, April 12, 2010

What will happen when transit is free

More people will ride. More buses will be needed. More people will demand more and better service. Service will improve. Service will be more frequent. More people will ride. The city and town centers will become more attractive places to live. Urban crime will go down. Property values and schools will go up. Ugly parking high-rises will be torn down. Urban freeways will be dismantled. More people will live in town. There will be no need for long commutes. People will refuse to subsidize long-distance food. The suburbs will become organic farms.