FREE TRANSIT: PRACTICAL GOAL OR IMPOSSIBLE DREAM?

AN EXAMPLE OF WHERE FREE TRANSIT CAN AND DOES WORK IS COMMERCE, CALIFORNIA, WHICH FOUR YEARS AGO LAUNCHED A FREE- RIDE POLICY ON ITS BUSES. RATHER THAN LET AN AILING BUS OPERATION JUST DISAPPEAR, THE CITY DETERMINED THAT TRANSIT MUST CONTINUE TO RUN. IN 1965, THE LINE CARRIED ALMOST 500,000 RIDERS, AND THE OPERATION COST ABOUT $80,000 FOR PERSONNEL, FUEL AND MAINTENANCE. COST WERE PAID OUT OF TAX DOLLARS, ON THE GROUND THAT TRANSIT IS AN ESSENTIAL MUNICIPAL SERVICE. /AUTHOR/

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    • Vol 164, No 9, P 24
  • Publication Date: 1968-3-4

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  • Created Date: May 1 1994 12:00AM