Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Which is it, too crowded? or no one will ride? #freetransit opponents can't decide.

There is no case against free public transit. The numbers are overwhelming. The costs of supporting the auto and sprawl infrastructure are straining municipal budgets and the attraction of reducing cars is compelling.

Opponents of free transit have a herculean task. They have tried to frame it as an experiment. That failed. They have tried to say it is too expensive. That is being debunked -- it is actually cheaper. They have tried to say that it does not attract riders (who came up with that one). Now they say it will cause "crowding." That is essentially saying that we should not have free transit because people want it.