Monday, March 31, 2014

Free is cheaper #freeischeaper

It is cheaper to run buses fare-free than to charge fares:
  • costs of collecting fares and preventing dodging are a large percent of amount collected
  • fares reduce ridership -- increasing the cost of moving each person
  • costs to a city of people not riding are more than the costs of riding
  • transit riders already pay more to subsidize auto drivers than vice versa
  • fares promote inequality, discriminating against those whose are unable to drive