Friday, May 13, 2011

Anything but the car: Funding transit: Stu's plan

Anything but the car: Funding transit: Stu's plan: "Belief #1: I chose transit as my primary means of transportation over 20 years ago when I still owned four cars. Doing so allowed me to shed three of them over a couple of years, thus saving my household $100,000 in the time since. In that time, I've devoted thousands of hours to thinking how best to get around when a single car must be shared by multiple family members, and countless hours more trying to convince people that the $5K/year I save by using transit is real, worth the trouble, and something anyone can do if they put their mind to it. Short of being forced, most don't care about transit, and the never-ending political battles only serve to deter anyone from wanting to try using it. I believe the battles must cease entirely if we want transit to succeed." ...keep reading