01 August 2011

Public Transportation

http://www2.tbo.com/news/breaking-news/2011/aug/01/1/hart-board-oks-small-millage-increase-to-preserve--ar-247671/

Every home owner in Hillsborough County pays for the HART buses.

It's not a lot per year, less than $50.

Want to bet that HART's principle customers aren't homeowners?

How about we charge every single renter $45 a year to fund my car?

Oh yeah, my car is funding the roads that these buses are driving around on, isn't it?  HART gets their fuel road-tax free.

Explain to me again how this is a benefit to me and not just an unwilling subsidy to others?

I recall that buses and trains used to run at a profit in America.  What stopped that?  Who killed it?  The demographic that's dependent on them hasn't changed.

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