Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Trolls focus on accounting, not economics, to oppose #freepublictransit

Treating your local transit agency as a business and treating fares as revenue is a scam.

Public transit is not subsidized, sidewalks are not subsidized, public schools are not subsidized -- they are all public investment that produce benefits far beyond their budgets.

Trolls want to bury us in numbers by treating fares as revenue, and investment as subsidy.

Subsidy means public money going to support for-profit concerns, such as the auto system, for example.

Don't fall for this, reframe the discussion to include the cost of autos and sprawl. What are those costs? Here is a place to find them.