Thursday, January 23, 2014
How to make transit work
Letter to the editor Los Angeles Times, published 21 January, 2014
Re “Big fare hikes needed, MTA officials say,” Jan. 14
If we had our priorities right, we would realize that a major goal of public transportation should be to get people out of their cars and use public transportation for most commuting and shopping.
The way to do this would be to have cities, counties, states and even the federal government subsidize all forms of public mass transit, making the fares free.
Then you'd really see ridership climb.
Unfortunately, this requires getting our priorities right. My bad.