Comment 34693

By A Smith (anonymous) | Posted October 09, 2009 at 16:33:38

Brandon >> toll roads for all will only develop a huge bureaucratic nightmare as we strive to charge people per km used.

If you want to subsidize drivers that's your choice. I don't agree.

>> The roads are a common good that benefit all, as is public transit.

Wasting money on things that people don't value, such as public transit, is not a common good, it's a common bad. If people actually considered public transit "good", why aren't they willing to pay fares that support the true cost of it's operation?

>> The more people that use transit means less driving, which means less traffic for drivers to deal with and less pollution for all.

If roads were not subsidized, all traffic would decrease, including mass transit. In contrast, subsidizing mass transit increases pollution, because it makes taking the bus/LRT cheaper.

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