Tuesday, October 29, 2019

There aren't any good arguments against fare-free #publictransit, so,.. out come the trolls

The oil industry, gas industry, and lesser sprawl profiteers don't have any good arguments against making urban buses and trams fare-free. We list the arguments they have tried to use here. With this list we include links to refutations.

Lately they have unleashed the "city planners" and "urbanists" who write complicated analyses that purport to show that free transit does not work. Mostly they provide assertions without evidence. While we can shows dozens of examples of free transit that works just fine.

The most common attack is that free transit is too expensive. But we showed that it actually saves money.

Now they send out the trolls -- disguised as bicycle advocates or urban experts. Here is one:

We expect many more.