Some really good arguments for mass transit, from Canada
Ontario is beginning an ambitious project to expand the mass transit network in and around Toronto. The plan is to connect Toronto and the surrounding cities with new express bus lines and to lay new light rail and subway track as well. According to this analysis from the Pembina Institute, the project could save drivers in the area hundreds of dollars on gasoline yearly, which would not be surprising, given that the length of the average daily commute in the area is forecast to increase to 109 minutes as the population grows. Authorities plan to finance the project with a small increase in the gas tax, but raising taxes to pay for new public infrastructure is always controversial. Click below to continue reading.