Transit reflections


The purely economic argument supports free transit. If community created value such as location rents was not privately captured by private owners, but could be applied to support the transit systems instead, there would be more than adequate funding to provide free transit. But the political challenge is greater than the economic one, a class stratified society values control more than value. The landlords will continue to be free riders, capturing value they do not create, while the transit rider pays the fare.

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