Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Government supports #freetransit for upscale colleges, why not everyone?

Citiscope: "“Even if people don’t use the system, they support it, because they do understand the environmental impact...”.

... the five-college service has endured partly due to parallel efforts to dissuade vehicle use with parking fees in downtown and campus locations. “There has to be a cost associated with driving a single-occupancy car that makes the use of public transportation viable.”.

...The service is funded by the federal government, the Massachusetts state legislature, the five colleges and participating communities. In fiscal year 2013, annual ridership totaled more than 2.9 million passengers and the operating budget was $3.8 million."

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