Rather than maintain transit systems in a state of good repair, the transit industry has chosen to build more transit lines that it can’t afford to maintain.
Housing, jobs, and other destinations are so diffused throughout American urban areas that they don’t generate the large numbers of people moving from one point to another that mass transit needs to work.
As the state struggles to fund roads and bridges, there is no justification for forcing rural or low-income Coloradans to subsidize wealthier Front Range residents who want to buy a second or third vehicle.
Bottom line: If you already have a car, the variable cost of taking your car on any particular trip will be far less than the cost of riding transit.
Making transit systems work for more people would require using more small-box transit: small buses, vans, and so forth.
Taken as a whole, urban transit averages 14.1 mph, less than half the speed of driving in most cities.
Much of the city/suburb debate is a struggle over who gets to tax residents of an urban area.
The convenience of short travel times enhances each person’s participation in the free market.
Without the discipline of user fees, everything that’s happening with the A line should have been expected.
The proposed lift-ticket tax was passed overwhelmingly by the town’s voters last November. But almost immediately the council decided the parking garage wasn’t a priority.