Comment 26041

By CRH (anonymous) | Posted July 22, 2008 at 18:06:31

It all comes down to money!

If public transportation is made cheaper or free, the city is going to have to susidize that cost. That ends up coming out of our pockets as tax payers. Heck, they may even create new taxes (look at whats happening with the recycling fee for electronics). Not only that, but the more people that use public transportation, the less vehicle/gas sales and people paying for insurance. It stands to a. harm many industries and b. significantly reduce the income the government receives from taxes of these products/services.

I think at this point in time it is really a balancing act for the government. They want to get cars off the road (because of the environment etc.) but it just costs so much money.

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