Friday, January 22, 2010

Rewards of free transport are so numerous

...One figure has traffic congestion costing Sydney about $8billion dollars per year in the next few years.

I have argued that to achieve efficiency the most simple way is to make public transport free. No new large infrastructure needs to be built. Roads already exist for freight to move along and with fewer cars on the road freight movements are more “productive”. This requires and investment in more rail lines and substantially more buses and trains of course. The rewards of free public transport are so numerous I believe governments are committing a crime against the populous if they don’t implement a program in the coming years....Adam Butler

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