Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

Re: On the subject of mass transit

Car drivers may not like be "penalized", but non-car-owners don't necessarily love the tax incentives that subsidize car use (e.g. free highways, gas prices managed through military activities, etc.)

Comment on On the subject of mass transit
by Bill Seitz


I certainly have no love for cars, and appreciate there's a lot of hidden costs, and that those costs should be born by the people using cars. But I also think many anti-car people are using the car subsidy as an unwarranted excuse for the failures of mass transit. People won't use mass transit, and they hope through ever increasing punishment they can get them to use mass transit, even as the mass transit systems stagnate or even decline in utility. The next system should be better than the last, it shouldn't just rely on a collapse of the last system.

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