Portland is a PR machine for light rail & streetcar
Here are Some Facts About Portland Oregon
“It must always be remembered how cost-effectiveness works in the public sector: the cost IS the benefit.” - author unknown
Related page: mostly paid by user fees.
What if Roads Were highly Subsidised?
Transit is Hightly Subsidised, NOT highways
One usually hears this claim as a criticism of driving and to imply the superiority of transit. But:
1) But what if roads were subsidized? Roads are used by everyone (they even had roads before cars!), so it is really a case of user pays. Very fair.
2) Fact is that transit is highly subsidised by the majority of the taxpayers for a small minority of people who actually use transit. Not a case of user pays. Not very fair.
Of course, roads costs are mostly paid by user fees.
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