The foundation of no-fare transit is the financing of public transportation by a specific transportation tax placed on all who draw an income from, or live within the city. A better and even more accurate description than tax is prepayment for transportation services and facilities provided by the city. It is not free transportation. Yearly revenue that is adequate and assured allows for long-term planning and the financing of improvements which will make public transportation more attractive and convenient for passengers and businesses. In response to critics' objections advocates of prepaid transit attest that attracting still more riders by improving service is the primary goal, and not a consequence to be dreaded or avoided. Coupling the top administration more closely to the electoral process might be an appropriate safeguard to prevent the decline of efficiency in management when revenue from fares is no longer juxtaposed with operating costs.

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  • Accession Number: 00082825
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1982 12:00AM