Comment 36258

By Jonathan Dalton (registered) | Posted December 12, 2009 at 17:18:19

In response to the above:

"Drivers pay their fair share already"

No. According to the Transport Canada study, they don't. Drivers pay alot, I will concede. This is due to the fact at an automobile based transportation network is obscenely expensive. A similar study found the US interstate network was only 50% covered by user fees: http://www.subsidyscope.com/transportati...

"1. Transit providers should cover 125% of their operating expense through fares." "2. Transit providers should cut down on operating expenses." "8. Keep fares low, service fast, and social, and increased customer service."

I'm still trying to figure this one out. 1 implies jacking fares by 300%, which fails to satisfy 8. 2 suggests reducing expenses reduce the fare revenue required to satisfy 1 and 8 at the same time. But operating expenses would then have to be negative. So, become an international transit operation academy where the students drive our buses?

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