Comment 119312

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted June 14, 2016 at 13:05:52 in reply to Comment 119311

I don't understand your argument.

Everyone who lives in Hamilton pays the property tax that funds our roads, either directly or indirectly through their rent (and the property tax rate is much higher for those who rent). Municipal roads are funded out of property taxes.

If you only take the bus and don't drive your taxes are mostly going to roads you will never use because buses travel on only a tiny proportion of the total street lane kilometres.

And bus riders also need to pay an additional user fee to use the roads; drivers get to drive for "free" (no user fee).

If everyone took the bus and no one drove our road costs would be a tiny fraction of what they are now.

Every city that has a bus service funds it partly out of property taxes. You'd have to live in a very small place to avoid paying tax for transit:

Comment edited by kevlahan on 2016-06-14 13:09:39

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