Comment 114668

By KevinLove (registered) | Posted November 05, 2015 at 21:43:50 in reply to Comment 114658

That is a question of price elasticity of demand. I note that the cost of car driving to the car driver is approximately 10 times as expensive as transit use, so conclude that cost is not a significant factor.

Annual cost of an HSR pass is $1,135 less the 15% tax credit gives $965.

Even CAA admits that annual car ownership costs for typical car drivers is north of $10,000 per year. And the somewhat pro-car CAA omits a whole bunch of costs, most notably car parking. Even in farthest-flung surburbia, the cost of building and maintaining garages and driveways is not zero.

And those are just the costs to the private car driver.

Hard working taxpayers, such as myself, also are compelled to contribute a roughly equal amount of money to subsidize car driving.

Comment edited by KevinLove on 2015-11-05 22:45:16

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