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lavendergrowing101 t1_j6nwiuj wrote

We need to get away from the idea that public services are supposed to "make money." It's a public good. Make it free, more people will use it, traffic will be reduced, roads will stay in better shape - it's all wins.


laterbacon t1_j6o3uir wrote

It seems most of the people who think transit should turn a profit think nothing of dumping billions of tax dollars into freeways. There's a such a mental disconnect when you suggest that roads and highways run at a severe loss and consume far more of our tax dollars than transit funding which would provide such a better return on investment.


Good-Expression-4433 t1_j6nzx4g wrote

Like the people who supported the dismantling of the post office or support defunding libraries. Not everything has to be some billion dollar profit enterprise and it's perfectly okay for some things to just exist purely for public service due to the good they do for the community.