Comment 35598

By alrathbone (registered) | Posted November 19, 2009 at 17:30:49

"Ryan >> the proposal would further deepen the conflict between urban and suburban ratepayers without generating any new money for transit

Ryan, why can't the HSR fund it's expansion from it's profits?"

I'm not Ryan, but i'd love to field this one.

1) Because the HSR is forced to maintain an affordable fare structure, when really some of this cost ( or lost revenue) should be carried by the social services budget.

2) Because the HSR has to compete with a heavily subsidized road system.

3) Because the city does its best to force business, even those who don't want to, to try and be car friendly (ie. minimum parking requirements...)

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