Saturday, April 12, 2014

Fares are for rationing, not revenue. #freeischeaper

carfree france: "the sale of tickets, represent a very small share of funding for public transport, ranging from an average of 15 % for small towns to 23% for the largest cities of France (1).

In other words, the funding of public transport in France is already provided between 77% and 85% by taxpayers and businesses. Worse, in some cities, ticket sales are lower than the costs of collection (2). This means, hold on tight, as ticket sales and subscriptions do not even cover the material and human costs to sell tickets, compost and control users. In other words, in some cases, charges users to be able to simply check they pay ..."