Re: Good read: Capitalism can boost Transit-Everybody wants a "free ride".and "free parking", right?
Author: build in bay area then
Date: 07-09-2019 - 12:13

Yes, public transit is subsidized by taxes, that is normally how it works and is a well established fact (so are streets and highways btw). And yes, Bay area has exceptionally high PT fares, same as other top "cost of living" cities such as NY. But if any line should be cheap(a line built out in prairie fields) it should be a line to DIA.

For further reading please see "free ticket to paradise" post.


FUD Wrote:
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> Hillsboro to PDX is on a public transit system
> that is heavily subsidized by taxes. A privately
> operated railroad (even if the underlying
> infrastructure is publicly built and owned) has to
> make money. So $30 for a 23 mile ride is not out
> of the question. That's especially true if the
> drive is inconvenient (or, for taxi/Uber/Lyft, as
> expensive or more so than the train).
>
> Sometimes even public railroads can be expensive.
> See many Amtrak services. Also, airports usually
> charge an access fee even for public transit - so
> BART costs considerably more if you get on or off
> at SFO than it does if you go a bit farther to
> Millbrae. Caltrain, which has to mostly cover
> operating costs from fares, has notably higher
> fares than BART, which does not. One way or
> another, you have to pay for the service, and the
> lower the subsidy the more it comes out of your
> pocket when you ride.



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Good read: Capitalism can boost Transit Joe Cullum 07-09-2019 - 00:58
  Re: Good read: Capitalism can boost Transit-Yep, but they have no "visions", they don;t take enough drugs.... BOB2 07-09-2019 - 05:09
  Re: Good read: Capitalism can boost Transit-Yep, but they have no "visions", they don;t take enough drugs.... FUD 07-09-2019 - 08:33
  Re: Good read: Capitalism can boost Transit skeptic 07-09-2019 - 08:45
  Re: Good read: Capitalism can boost Transit les 07-09-2019 - 09:30
  Re: Good read: Capitalism can boost Transit-Everybody wants a "free ride".and "free parking", right? BOB2 07-09-2019 - 09:53
  Re: Good read: Capitalism can boost Transit-Everybody wants a "free ride".and "free parking", right? clueless 07-09-2019 - 10:04
  Re: Clueless wants a "free ride".because it is even less than $3.00, right? BOB2 07-09-2019 - 10:11
  Re: Clueless wants a "free ride".because it is even less than $3.00, right? free tickets to paradise - I saw Eddi 07-09-2019 - 11:07
  Re: Good read: Capitalism can boost Transit-Everybody wants a "free ride".and "free parking", right? FUD 07-09-2019 - 11:55
  Re: Good read: Capitalism can boost Transit-Everybody wants a "free ride".and "free parking", right? build in bay area then 07-09-2019 - 12:13
  Re:What does the data on Portland and Denver say about cost per passenger and cost per passenger mile, then we'll discuss who should be "subsidized"? BOB2 07-09-2019 - 13:45
  Re: Re:What does the data on Portland and Denver say about cost per passenger and cost per passenger mile, then we'll discuss who should be "subsidized"? les 07-09-2019 - 14:03
  correction les 07-09-2019 - 14:13
  You should really take up a course on how to use the internet. Community Colleges offer courses on n 07-09-2019 - 14:15
  Re:Trimet has a 66% farebox recovery rate, not 45%, that's pretty good, but does not answer the question.. BOB2 07-09-2019 - 14:59
  Re: Re:Trimet Max has 46% farebox recovery rate accoording to the table??? BOB2 07-09-2019 - 16:09


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