Comment 35022

By A Smith (anonymous) | Posted October 28, 2009 at 16:31:30

Ryan >> Every time a city raises transit fares, ridership drops. Every time a city lowers transit fares, ridership increases.

Every time a city raises transit fares, taxes drop. Every time a city lowers transit fares, taxes increase.

The great thing about lowering taxes is that it allows individuals to decide where they want to spend their money. If the HSR is delivering a great service, people can choose to take their tax savings and pay more in fares. If they don't believe that HSR is doing a great job, they can spend their money elsewhere in the city, like a local restaurant or retail establishment.

In other words, why should the people of Hamilton be forced to pay for transit if they would rather spend that money on other things?

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