Thursday, November 15, 2012

Free Public Transit a better solution than #carbontax

OK, show of hands: how many people really think that a carbon tax will be implemented quickly, simply, and in a fair manner. Hmm. Thought so.

Free public transit is a solution that is working now. It is transparent. Everyone can see the benefits. As it gains critical mass, people will see more and more benefits. Even the corporate media will jump on the band wagon. The reduction in collision and congestion costs alone will replace the "lost" revenue. Then the alleviation of parking problems, pedestrian danger, and stress will be front page in the "today" press. There will be "human interest" stories about how people who never ride a bus benefit greatly.