HenryAlan wrote: ↑Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:35 am
That's the kind of thing that people who don't actually use transit would say. Kudos on the MBTA for working to make things more comfortable and safe. But you are really just misdirecting the conversation with such talking points. Individual transportation designed to move 2 tons of equipment with each person is horrendously inefficient. The last thing we should ever do is increase subsidies for driving.
Uh, I was a transit user for years... crime and urine on public transit are a fact.
Violent crime on the CTA is up 17% year over year. (https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists ... washington
18 people murdered on NYCTA since March 2020
https://nypost.com/2022/05/28/nyc-subwa ... revent-it/
It's getting so bad that my very-left leaning employer downtown Chicago employer who provided transit accounts as a benefit is now actively encouraging people to start working at a location in the suburbs....
Gas tax holiday proposals are all sizzle and no steak. Reducing $0.18 on $5.50 gas amounts to a 3% savings. I do better buying a membership at Sams or Costco (where gas is usually at least $0.25 cheaper than the street pricing) or driving across state lines where I can sometimes save $1 per gallon...
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