Re: Critique of free Muni
Author: That Bus Guy
Date: 05-01-2021 - 17:07

Shamwow Democrat Wrote:
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> It's "free give-away" time in the USA!
>
> Free residency to Central Americans and Mexicans
> who cross the border.
>
> Free college to whiny 20-somethings.
>
> Free school for all your anchor babies.
>
> Free right to vote.
>
> Free debt forgiveness to whiny 20-somethings with
> student loans.
>
> Free homes for the homeless.
>
> Free transit.
>
> All paid for by 40 and 50 somethings who owe
> society reparations.
>
> At election time, remember who gave you the free
> sh*t and vote accordingly.

A major operational benefit of not having to collect fares is that the amount of time that bus and rail transit vehicles are stopped is greatly reduced. This would save travelers huge amounts of time, particularly systems serving lots of tourists (who are unfamiliar with fare policies) like the F line in San Francisco.

There is also a substantial cost to transit agencies to collect currency from fareboxes

On the other hand, a $200 million loss in funding is substantial. I never read about those who advocate for fareless transit having realistic solutions for covering such large shortfalls in revenue

As for you Shamwow, too bad you lack the ability, interest and sobriety to focus on that and just post a bunch of ideological garbage.



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Critique of free Muni MMM 05-01-2021 - 11:32
  op-ed-free-muni-would-cost-riders BARF 05-01-2021 - 13:05
  BARF Norman 05-01-2021 - 16:23
  BARF BUCKET 05-01-2021 - 17:09
  Re: BARF Norman 05-01-2021 - 19:35
  Re: op-ed-free-muni-would-cost-riders Settle Down Francis 05-02-2021 - 09:25
  Re: Critique of free Muni Shamwow Democrat 05-01-2021 - 13:44
  Re: Critique of free Muni That Bus Guy 05-01-2021 - 17:07
  Free transit and city population size and of course "money" That Streetcar Guy 05-01-2021 - 18:11
  Re: Critique of free Muni Dr Zarkoff 05-03-2021 - 13:17
  Re: Critique of free Muni Shamwow Democrat 05-01-2021 - 13:48
  Re: Critique of free Muni Real Democrat 05-02-2021 - 09:31
  Re: Critique of free Muni the troll of many names 05-01-2021 - 22:24
  Re: Critique of free Muni One name, actually 05-02-2021 - 07:58


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